back in the days

when cinderella was lucky

and we were just too young

to have our prince


back in the days

when we laughed without caring

for far-ahead consequences

(even if they were serious)


back in the days

when "it's not for you" meant "it's not for you"

and you listened to your parents

(actually, not really)


back in the days

when we ate without thinking

of how fat it'll make us or

how uncool this thing is

because hey, food is food


back in the days

when your talent was your talent

and no-one really begrudged

you of it


back in the days

when we were young

and free

and bright

and wonderful

(perhaps we still are now,

who knows?)