There was a time when the wind blew through the trees
You could chase it down like a child grasping at a balloon.
When the sun would warm your face
Send shivers down your skin in warm delight.
Remembering the past didn’t make you feel afraid
Of what the future might bring to you.
There was a time when you said what you meant
Because it was your word, and that meant something.
When your loyalty cut deep
Because it was your honor at stake.
There was a time when you knew nothing
And you knew you knew nothing.
When the difference between right and wrong were easy
Not skewed, like today.
There was a time when you gave your heart
To only person, for a lifetime.
When the desire to make roots was more important
Than instant gratification.
May we all go back to a time
When things were simpler.