Lollipops turn into cigarettes. The innocent ones turn into sluts. Homework goes in the trash. Mobile phones are being used in class. Detention becomes suspension. Soda becomes Vodka. Bikes become cars. Kisses turn into sex. Remember when getting high meant swinging on the playground? When protection meant wearing a bike helmet? When the worst thing you could get from boys was cooties? Dad's shoulders were the highest place on earth and Mom was your hero? Your worst enemies were your siblings. Race issues were about the one who can run the farthest. War was only a card game. And the only drug you knew was cough medicine, the grape stuff. When wearing a skirt didnt make you a slut. The most pain you felt was when you scraped your knees, and goodbyes only meant tomorrow? And we couldnt wait to grow up.