will you read this too?
2009-09-09 18:54:12 UTC
Parenting- ur doin' it wrong

Does she have ADHD
or is she just a bit high-strung?
Should we give her Ritalin,
or just cut back on candy and gum?
She hasn't done her homework;
perhaps we should turn off the TV.
But without cartoons to babysit,
what kind of parents could we be?
I mean after all, kids need DVD's,
And cell phones. And high-dollar sneakers.
And poisons in the air that will make
their lives and lungs a bit weaker.
One day they'll be just like us
but with new phobias and less fauna.
Telling their own kids to go to bed
and hearing back, "No! I don't wanna!"
My memory holds pieces
from a speech that says it's wrong
To spare the rod and spoil the child
but everyone's doin' it wrong.
So someone calls CPS
because it's a strategy for revenge.
And the house is a mess so they take your kids
and it costs money to see them again.
Sounds a bit like ransom
and buying back your hope,
Is a long slow process,
When everyone's hooked on dope.
Best thing you can do
Is have the doctor give you some pills,
'cause when you say, "but it's prescription"
It's okay and everyone chills.
How bright can the future be,
Not to mention tomorrow,
When you can't even turn to your family for help
There's no time nor money to borrow.
Grandma lost her house;
She's moving in with you.
Maybe she'll help with the kids?
Nope, the stroke made her a kid again, too.
So now it's a mess and mom slits her wrists and the whole thing has gone to hell.
But one little child right in their midst
Has one heck of a story to tell..
Six answers:
Let's Save The World
2009-09-09 19:31:43 UTC
This is awesome - very insightful. Extra points for finding a rhyme for "fauna". The last few lines are really climactic and effective, a real slap in the face for everyone who read this poem with a skeptical expression.

Totally epic, and I applaud you.

Love the little lol cat reference - "ur doin' it wrong"
2009-09-10 02:28:13 UTC
I have liked some of your stuff a real lot, and I have been trying to be good in general, so I am hesitant to be too harsh in my comments.

I'll just say this struck me very badly. It seems whiny and judgmental. The emotionalism that I can tell is supposed to be there is lost in all the fingerpointing.
2009-09-10 02:15:19 UTC
Great poem. 10/10. I've written a lot like this in the past. I got really pissed off at my dad one day and showed him one of them, saying that this is what his life would end up like. It didn't turn out so well.
2009-09-10 02:20:57 UTC
I knew a kid like this....
2009-09-10 02:07:34 UTC
this poem could be a contraceptive
2009-09-11 05:03:48 UTC
...we all have to bear

Love should make it easy

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