Wrote this while suffering from a migraine. Origins of this came from listening to music I grew up with as a kid. So I started to type and after a while this came into being. In simple terms it's a poem about how simple childhood was compared to the trials of an adult life.
If you are interested in what music I was listening to circa '98, then I'll briefly name a few bands I heard then and I'm still listening to this very day. Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, Free, Boston, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple and Guns N' Roses. I absolutely hated the music that was contemporary at the time, though that's not changed at all. I hate modern music more now haha.
Very powerful, again the word choices were amazingly simplistic and yet powerful. I really loved that the refrain kept repeating it brought back a sort of sepia toned memory of yesteryear and yet that belief that things were always better "way back when".
Sometimes I have found simple word choices can be more powerful than complex ones. At the time of writing I was spending my time thinking back to my childhood and how much things were different than they are now. So I intended for there to be a sort of sepia feel to the piece as though looking at faded photographs or an old film reel.
I deeply enjoyed this. Not just because it's well-written, but because I've recently been experiencing a lot of nostalgia over that time period in my life. Especially when the Internet was a much, much different place. Beautiful writing. I think I'm going to have to watch you.
I would reply with "Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed this and thanks for the watch too", but since you abruptly stop watching me only after half a day, I fail to see the liberty in doing so. Apologies if this comes across as rude. I'm merely frustrated and annoyed.
This is stunning, I really like the style, the more I think about it the more I love it. I've been awake for more than 24 hours though so I can't really say anything professional. I just really like the feeling this gives me, and I especially love how you ended it. And it speaks to me on a personal level too, as I have always worried about growing up and how time flies too fast. I've been an adult for a while now too, and yet the thought of it still scares me, and the thought of never going to be able to return to childhood again. Eitherway, I really need to sleep now, I wish I could express properly what I meant but ohwell
Thank you for your words. Well I believe you expressed admirally your point regardless of lack of sleep. Hopefully by now you are much more refreshed.
I must say, this is a really neat poem. Very impressive.
Thank you. Glad you liked my effort.
This totally brought back memories from when I was little and every now and then finding myself thinking about getting older, and the future and what's gonna change and what isn't. Though we didn't realize it at the time, things back then were so much simpler and to think it's odd that today's generation growing up with a phone or a tablet with internet thrusted right into their faces from birth, they're never going to experience that simplicity. Coming in when the street lights come on, not at a given time, running around town or in the woods with out a cellphone leash in your pocket while making up games, going on some 'grand' adventure or even just for a little while choosing to fall off the grid and get lost for a few hours. Kids these days will never experience that, I in my 20's was the last generation to do so. This definitely makes me want to go back to 1998, things were easier then.
I'm 23 and only a couple of months away from hitting 24. Looking back I think I took for granted how simple my childhood was. I mean I've been on buses where children as young as 5 are playing on a Nintendo DS, and I'm sitting there, thinking "Hang on, I didn't get a gameboy until I was 10?!" Today's generation of children are in all honesty devoid of the pursuits of childhood I remember. Playing board games, reading books, watching the tv or even adventuring in nearby woods are lost upon children now. I may have paraphrased your comment, but it's only because I completely agree with your statement. I didn't have internet until I was 18 and before that people kept saying I was missing out. But now I think I could have easily survived without it. Everything happens so fast these days you are no longer allowed an hour to breathe it all in and actually cherish the experience.
My first gamebou I got was the Gameboy Color, I don't know how old I was, but that's how long it's been. Honestly, I hardly ever played it. Even when I was younger, I played the Mario games for N64, had a few racing games for PS2 and that was all I really played. I knew other kids at the time who were ALWAYS playing video games and I could just never find the appeal of it, even now, the latest system I have is my PS2 but I use it more as a DVD player, I honestly can't remember the last time I played a game on it. One of the guys at my college nailed it perfectly, kids these days have no imagination. Where people like us can go outside and make up our own games and entertain ourselves, kids these days can't do that. They have trouble relaxing because they're constantly being stimulated by something, a video game, their iphones (it disgusts me to see 4 and 5 year olds with their own iphones, not ipod touch, an iPhone), online, music whatever. And if they're unplugged from all of that they don't know how to handle themselves. And now days it seems like just about everything is done online, so now we don't even have an option.
You didn't really paraphrase my comment, it was more like we both had the same exact experience. When we were kids, I know I felt this way, we always thought being an adult, or at least being older would be so much more fun because you would have more freedoms, and in a way that's true, but at the same time they come with a much more complex lifestyle compared to what we had and we were too busy looking ahead to appreciate the simplicity of what we had.
I agree with what both of you have said. Makes me long for the "good old days"! But I'm pretty sure people older than us will say "our family never had a tv" or "I never had a gameboy", and will look at our generation in the same way that we look at the current generation...
Each period has its pros and cons, I guess.