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We Were Children Yesterday

Innocence and curiosity
like the early birds of spring
Flowers not yet blossomed
yet sprouting into bloom
Our goals and aspirations
fulfilled or fallen
by the next season of our lives

We were children yesterday
seeking adventure two blocks from home
safe in the knowledge
that there was a home

Good and evil were black and white
long before the shades of gray
crept into our maturity
We were children yesterday
raw with emotion
breathing la joie de vie

Norman Cristofoli
labouroflovemagazine.com