A Lost Chance
To see your parents
In the sunshine of youth,
To be there as they play:
All the innocence
Youd never associate them with,
Who gave your adolescence
That special mould
Youll never be able to lose.
Think of all the times
Youve cursed their characters
Without actually knowing them,
Because they wanted this or forbade that;
Think of all the misunderstandings
When you wanted to do something
They couldnt understand
And you accused them for all the wrong reasons.
Wouldnt it help your confidence
To know where they made mistakes?
Wouldnt it take the sting out of controversies
When youd have seen their youth
An instance of the privacy
Youll never get into?
Wouldnt it increase the possibilities
Of your life with and relation to them?
Wouldnt it create a whole new tenderness
To have gotten a glimpse of their youth?