Black Poetry : Oh how I wish I could be a kid again (ASP\Nasheed Collab)

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I think back on days,
    So simple and plain.
    Going to the corner store
    Hoping Ms. Kim would walk my way
    Penny candy meant just that,
    Take a dime and come out wit a fat sack
    Playing house in the backyard,
    Eating mud pies with rocks as candy stars
    Throwing jacks on the corner
    And playing hide and go seek
    Or maybe hide and go get it
    Remember when we felt oh so grown
    Sleeping in our new big kid beds
    Remember ditching those baby dolls
    Acting like you ain’t played with kiddie toys
    Getting ready to go off to junior high
    Remember how scary it seemed
    But It turned out to be just fine
    And you worries and cares were truly few
    The biggest was getting picked last on teams
    Then came high school seeming tough
    But then the day you got there
    You realized it wasn’t that rough
    And although it was crazy times
    You made it through till graduation
    Well now I am all grown up
    Longing for the simplicity of childhood again
    Because nothing was ever as bad as it seems
    Life was just so effortless back then
    Oh how I wish I could be a kid again
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    now, see...

    ...you had to go and take me back there:qqb013: but, hey, we played "hide and no seek" coz, yeah, we did a lot of things little ones shouldn't be doing.:nono:

    THANKS for the trip down memory lane.
     
  3. DymePlaya2g

    DymePlaya2g Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i remember recess
    and math tests
    shouting "open chest"
    then punchin' my homies
    how no one wanted to pull out sandwiches
    that were made with bologna
    i remember book fairs
    and blank stares
    when i wrote in spanish on the blackboard
    fire drills
    hallway spills
    pickles from the corner store
    i remember rain days
    black history month plays
    learning cursive
    and color crayons
    i remember polka dots
    and hammer pants
    and how u werent hot unless u had some rayon
    i remember p.e.
    and p.t.a.
    back to school nite
    and early release days
    report cards
    and garbage pail kids
    big wheels
    and roller skates
    bake sales and subsitute teachers
    not knowing what fear was
    and having no hate
    i remember calling "shotgun!"
    for the front seat
    and my mama pressin' my sisters hair
    my high-top fade
    and the duck tail
    that i learned how to braid
    yup...if i could be a kid again
    i'd probably go for it
    but only for a day or two
    cuz i have too many bills
    and 3 mortgages
    that a kid just can't afford *sigh*

    I LOVED THIS...it was fun and felt good.

    LOVE&RESPECT,
    DP2G
     
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    Nice Flow

    Thanks for the come back. Got my mind seriously going back now. Much Love


    Nasheed says: A change has 2 come.

    Return 2 The Sender in 2009
     
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    Ahhh, lovin those memories, back to those simpler times... Thank you poets for allowing me to reflect and smile. :)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    All naw , this just took me back into tyme and i saw the picture of childhood and all
    dat stuff got me wishing to return for another fun ride .....wow y'all had to do this too me didn't cha!
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    looking back back back back down memory lane :)
    I enjoyed this AND I think it says so much about a piece when others are inspired to flow off of it :read: for the record I want to also! but ummmm im writing this on my phone in the car so... that prolly wont happen LOL BRAVO POETS!
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yes thanks for taking me back

    yea it was effortless, no rent, no bills, spoon-fed lol

    now i realize it didn't take alot to be taken care of hahahahahahhahahaha

    Great Collab folks

    how did i miss this?

    um, for the record, i never ate a mud pie

    lol

    peace
     
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