Lord, I wanna go back to some simpler times,when a scoop of ice cream, cost only a dime.
When you could buy candy for just a penny,and the cheeks of my fanny were really skinny.
I want to have time for a front porch swing, and try to slot nickles just to get me a ring.
Like maybe a walk in the park with some friends or discover a bow after pouring down rain.
A time when kids played with marbles and jax and liked to leap frogs by jumping your back.
Let me have moments to search through the clouds for those mean ugly lions and tigers that growl.
I wanna go back to when families all ate the table then snuggled at sundown to laugh and read fables.
When kids in pajama's gathered close in the evening,to hear scary stories that would start them to screaming.
I'd like to watch movies at Drive-In Theaters and fall sound asleep on our drive home much later.
To again know the comfort of dad's arms carrying me as I lay in his clasp, while my minds fast asleep.
I wanna play hopscotch with my sisters and brothers and feel those warm hugs as mom tucks me in covers.
To again hear the laughter of my sweet parents at play and smell mom's dinner cooking at the end of the day.
I'd like to go back when dad's prayed on their knees and their children were taught to say pretty please!
When kids wouldn't think, of talking back to their mothers nor steal from their neighbors, in the night under cover.
Lord, I wanna go back to those simplier times, when my worries were few and life seem to be fine.
A time when our families use to spend time together and talk to each other, about more than the weather!
Written by: Barbara A. Carlan 5/8/2009