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I remember when candy was sweet
And reality was a treat
When the world was right
And the sun shined bright
When smiles were true
And the tears were through
But wait… where did it go
Remind me 
Before the truth starts to show
 
Kayla was twelve plus two
But even that didn’t help her through
Her father a drunk
Her mother a sight
Was enough to make anyone scream at night
Now Kayla was tough
But the world was rough
No smiles and rainbows
Just tears and volcanoes 
So what to do with a life so cruel?
Remind her please
Before the blade becomes a death tool
 
Chris was sixteen and a half
A boy who once thought 
Life was full of laughs
No worries and chores 
Or a job scrubbing floors 
Just gangs and guns
And drive bys were fun
Now Chris was tough 
But the world was rough
The boy who thought he had a bullet-proof vest 
Was shot dead in the middle of his chest 
So what’s waiting for him 
If he doesn’t get his life straight?
Remind him please
Before it’s too late
 
Taylor & Ben were ten plus seven
And believed they were a match made in heaven
Been together since the dawn of time
He was her angel 
And she was his dime
Till one day when she pushed him too far
He slapped her
And she cried in the car
Now Taylor was tough
But the world was rough
She said never again and broke up with Ben
So what’s safe at the price of luck?
Remind them please
Before they turn their backs and forget to duck
 
Nicole was five times three
And her glasses took away 
 Her freedom to see
Without them she was as
 Blind as a bat
So no wonder she didn’t see 
Who made the attack 
She just dropped her glasses 
And cried “what the heck!”
When the cruel stranger grabbed her neck
He choked her then punched her face
But not till she glimpsed 
The pink feathered lace
Now who was wearing that shirt today?
Remind her please
Before she forgets that 
Was her best friend Larne
 
 
I remember when candy was sweet
And reality was a treat
When the world was right
And the sun shined bright
When smiles were true
And the tears were through
But that was before 
The teen years came
And turned our lives 
Into a reminder game.

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