Tae Kwon Do, gymnastics,
Swimming, piano and ballet,
Music, baseball, fencing,
An activity a day.
Such a far cry from my youth -
If mem'ry is my guide,
When school was done, we had a snack
And met our friends outside.
On skates or bikes we got around;
With jump ropes, balls or chalk,
We entertained ourselves with no one
Watching like a hawk.
That freedom now does not exist
In suburbs or the city
And looking back, I have to say
It really is a pity.
Copyright © ilene bauer | Year Posted 2018
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