a little while
we were young
we poisoned our mouths with alcohol
to numb our brains
we gased our lungs with cigarettes
to ease the stress we faced
we got high
to laugh at our problems
you see we didn't do these things
to be reckless
we didn't do these things
to be rebellious
we didn't do these things
to get attention
we did them for ourselves
we did them when no one
else was around
when we didn't have a
shoulder to cry on
or someone's ear
to hear our problems
we did these things
yes, we did
but only because it helped
help heal the pain
not completely
but for a little while
and for that little while
we felt normal
we felt great
we felt a glimpse of hope
we felt healed
we did these things
to forget the world
for a little while
we were young
we were dumb
but only for a little while
yes, we did those things

By Geneva (me)