Nothing Changes

For those of us who grew up when
The radio was king
The world is now a very different place
A place where saying love of country
Is the only thing
Now brings a sneer and laughter in our face
We lived in towns and cities where
The doors were never locked
And kids were free to roam the neighborhood
But nowadays those places are
Long gone and harshly mocked
By people who have never understood
That just because we grew up in
A world now in the past
That maybe we had something new to say
That maybe we know something new
About the play and cast
And see we’re not so far from yesterday
That things we saw as growing up
We’re seeing yet again
The world it changes not nor do the times
For history remains the same
Except for where and when
There’s no repeat as Twain said but it rhymes