When boys meant yuck, and friends were new,
Dream were unshattered and worries few.
When recess was too short and life too long,
Decisions came easy without the need to belong.
When storks delivered babies, and passions
Weren't so strong, friendships were unbroken,
Right was right, wrong was wrong.
When bad things didn't happen, and when only
Skinned knees brought tears and the night-light
In the socket quieted all our fears.
When farewell meant only for summer, and real
Friends didn't part, and fun went on forever and
Never left a broken heart.
"If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you."