I wish I could go back to those simpler times,
When life comprised of only laughs and whines.
The time when I still had my innocence intact,
Before time taught me to learn to adapt.
How did it all change so fast?
I thought it was meant to last.
Those days when nothing could complicate,
Those days when I had no one to obligate.
There was a time when I just didn’t care,
I didn’t stop to think if life was fair.
But those days are far behind me now,
And yet I wish for them to be back somehow.
I yearn for those days that have gone,
I desperately try to hold on.
But it isn’t within my reach anymore,
Things can never be the same as before.
I am uncomfortable in my own skin,
The change that occurred is same within,
It has now become difficult to hide,
I strive everyday to keep that child in me alive.
Let me ask you a question,
You don’t have to consider it a confession.
Just close your eyes and look deep inside,
Answer me this… Are you the same you were as a child?