Remembering my early youth, Bringing joy to my mind; Like the day I lost my first tooth, And when the bus left me behind. Getting into fights, Only to become best friends; Staying up on summer nights, Then our vacation ends. Elementary school and Junior high, Then on to college and careers; How quickly the time does fly, Laughing and shedding tears. Climbing trees and kicking stones, Building castles in the sand; Eating candies and ice cream cones, Oh how childhood is far from bland. Playing games and running wild, All a part of The Master’s plan; The grace and innocence of a child, Then the boy becomes a man. Looking back on my younger days, I can’t help but to reminisce; Reflection shaping me in so many ways, A time and place I will always miss.