I Was the Future

I think of my days as a child
the world seemed ever so clear.
I saw no hunger or hate
I had no reason to fear.

Now living in this world today
is like nothing I ever conceived.
To be riddled with drugs and war
my heart would not have believed.

As a child we were the future
that’s all my ears ever heard.
Now as an adult I can see
that fact wasn’t so absurd.

Now all I do is wonder
if we were the future back then
Can we turn back time
and do it all over again?

If I could go back and change
a world of difference I would make.
I would take over with love
and give the devil a break.