header4

name

REMEMBER WHEN

By Paul Freeman
Remember when Grandparents
Could walk the Streets?
Remember when they weren’t Prey?
Remember when Respect was all
We gave Older People?

Remember when our young male youth,
Didn’t sell drugs or carry guns,
Or kill ea~h other?
Remember when the majority wasn’t,
Being educated in the Prison System?

Remember when the role models were
Tigers, Wildcats, Rattlers, Gators and Seminoles?
Freshmen, Sophomores,
Juniors and Seniors?

Remember when Rock and Roll
Was about Iblling in and out of Love?
And disagreements didn’t take lives?
Extreme results, bruises and Black eyes.

Remember how we forgot to Remember
How to live pacifying liyes — REMEMBER WHEN?

poem2

poem1