Fall 2017

Born Again

Justin P. Pettinelli

 

Before I was born again this time

I wouldn’t take for granted

What was mine.

Interrupting innocence was imminent

But didn’t have to happen so soon.

 

Before I was born again this time

I would make sure to say thank you

To teachers who made sure I was fine

Instead of letting little things go to my head

My ego emerging until I was dead.

 

Before I was born again this time

I would tell myself not to go to that party

But to stay with her and dine.

That Lazy Louis matters more

Even if he’s around too much.

 

I would hug my friends

Let them know how much they mean to me

Instead of striving for something that wasn’t ought to be.

That is what I would do in this life of mine

Before I was born again this time.


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