I don’t see them much nowadays

The purple berries I ate

But children today have

Purple tongues of artificial colors

They don’t climb trees anymore

Nor get shouted at by neighbors

They have no fun stealing fruit

Climbing walls, getting caught

Staying alert, hooting signals

Our summers were usually spent

Evading scolding, light punishment

Roaming free,  hanging out together

We had to be looked for

Our parents usually found us

Lounging under trees, eating berries

And other seasonal fruit

Now candies have replaced berries

And Ac homes and iPads

We usually ask politely if

Our child can come to your place

And no there are no berries

Lest the marbled floors get stained


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