Through the Eyes of a Child
by Kevin Mason


When getting high
Meant swinging at the playground?

The worst sickness you could get
From a girl was cooties?

Your dad was the strongest man
In the world?

Your worst enemy
Shared your room?

Race issues
Were who ran faster?

War was just
A card game?

You only smoked
The tires on your bike,

Hurts were just skinned knees,
And the only thing that broke was your toys?

But the thing I remember most about being a kid,
Was wanting to grow up.