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When I Went Barefoot
When I went barefoot, everything was OKAY.
Just being me, happy and carefree, a little boy at PLAY.
When I went barefoot, I had it MADE.
Life was simpler, no need to be AFRAID.
When I went barefoot, life seemed so GOOD.
There had not yet been Oklahoma City, Columbine, or 9/11, wow, how those mighty towers STOOD.
There was no internet, no Twitter, no reality SHOWS.
Wasn't any need to know or care what celebrities thought, did, or lifestyle they CHOSE.
As I started to mature, I didn't go barefoot as much ANYMORE.
I had no clue, nor did you, what the next few decades had in STORE.
There became more earthquakes, hurricanes, terrorist attacks, wars, school and theater shootings, and other senseless forms of HOMICIDE.
The advancement of technology makes our lives open books for the world to look INSIDE.
When I went barefoot, those days are long gone, in another time & SPACE.
Looking past the ugliness, the world is such a beautiful PLACE.