What We Took For Granted

What We Took For Granted

Lauren Gardner

Lion’s Roar Staff

We complained about the work

Some teens stayed inside

We went to stores without masks

And now we look like we’re in disguise

One day we were at school

For the next month we went online

Those movie and mall trips

Weren’t a waste of time

Spring plans erased

Life changed and it was all so fast

Yeah, school work was a pain

We wanted one day off, Never this to really last

We can’t hang out with friends

Or go out too much anymore

Missing the idea of choice

After all this distancing I won’t want to be a bore

It feels we took the great outdoors for granted

And now we see at what cost

Phones and gadgets are now needed

Staying inside for years was really our greatest loss