Trouble’s Fray

by reginadee2014

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Trouble’s Fray

Regina Puckett

Why can’t we flash back to our childhood

When life was filled hope and everything good

The simplest things used to make us smile

Our young hearts were without pretense or guile

Friendship cost nothing to keep or share

And you couldn’t wait to face a double-dare

Giggles filled the air and floated away like butterflies

A time when mothers heard our confessions and our cries

They kissed our boo-boos and wiped away our tears

They held our hands, hearts and calmed our fears

I wonder why we have to grow up and move away

From the people who protected us from trouble’s fray

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