Do you remember when imagination Ran rampant and tree houses became castles Or the garage floor was boiling lava? Our own little world within a much bigger one. We were so absorbed in our own bliss that We unknowingly sheltered ourselves from a reality That all adults suffered through
Do you remember when you used to build legos? An obsession with building a spaceship To soar high above everyone and anything else. You would show mommy your art and she'd be so impressed And soon after, you'd be back in the lab, Trying to surpass your previous creation In an attempt to gain mommy's love.
Do you remember when you went camping? We would lay in tents on the cold, hard earth And stare off into the starry sky until serenity Would cradle us off into slumber or the time When your brothers/sisters kept being rambunctious, Fighting and screaming, so much to the point where Daddy threatened to take us all home and call it quits
Do you remember when you grew up? You finally became the young man/woman your parents Raised you to be for all those years. It's time you join that reality that you so easily Sheltered yourself from, but now caught up to you. Reality can be a scary thing you thought to yourself But you knew you couldn't hide from it.
School, work and sleep now rules your life. Throw a newborn into the mix and you've now officially joined the real world. A world in which takes all that you give And you don't think twice about asking. You spend hours a day, working, but do you remember the last time you were happy?
Just remember the little things in life and don't let adulthood swallow you whole.