It was spring, But it was summer I wanted,
The warm days, And the great outdoors.

It was summer, But it was fall I wanted,
The colorful leaves, And the cool, dry air.

It was fall, But it was winter I wanted,
The beautiful snow, And the joy of the holiday season.

It was winter, But it was spring I wanted,
The warmth, And the blossoming of nature.

I was a child, But it was adulthood I wanted,
The freedom, And the respect.

I was 20, But it was 30 I wanted,
To be mature, And sophisticated.

I was middle-aged, But it was 20 I wanted,
The youth, And the free spirit.

I was retired, But it was middle age I wanted,
The presence of mind, Without limitations.

My life was over.

But I never got what I wanted.

~ Jason Lehman

(written in 1989 when Jason was 14 years old)