Poetry On Odyssey: Sweet Tea Don't Taste Like It Used To
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Poetry On Odyssey: Sweet Tea Don't Taste Like It Used To

They'll never understand what we went through.

Poetry On Odyssey: Sweet Tea Don't Taste Like It Used To

The sun shined hotter than normal

and children sold their lemonade

on the sidewalks near their homes.

Old people bickered about new times

and mom just cries about how dad

used to treat her.

Winter ain't as cold as it used to be

snow is unfamiliar to youngsters

and Frosty is the only snowman they know.

They make hot chocolate with water

not milk, and they stop believing in Santa by 10

When I was growing up our elders had values

They invested in us. Someone was home

when we got off the school bus to make

sure we did our homework even when they

didn't know how to do it themselves

Leaves used to fall in autumn and flowers

used to bloom in spring, but nowadays I can't

walk out my door on Halloween without

it being 90 degrees. Things just don't work

like they used to. Kids these days will

never understand what it's like to tap

the number nine 4 times to get to the letter Z

let alone how it feels to walk 4 miles

to get to school because the bus doesn't

drive to their neighborhood. They'll never

understand what we went through.

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