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Children of the Future

Blatantly raised by the inept
then, shuffled off to school;

being taught to love thy neighbor
and understand the "golden rule".

Their pencils become weapons
but, it's all cookies, and lemonade;

remember to keep your nose, "clean"
study hard...and make the "grade"!

Always listen to the teacher
because the teacher's who's in charge;

and, when the final bell does ring
they see, a "latch-key world" large.

Usually a man will know in his heart
what to, and what do;

but, it's too much for the children
worry for them, for they're the "few".

Make it a habit to listen to your elders
and, at least church to pray;

for, these are the children of the future
teach them the skills to build a brighter day !

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...and, what of our unassuming, "brave new world"? Look, no one understands better than I, that most parents do their "best"...but, like they say..."I was young, and didn't know how to raise children!"; that's crazy!
You know how to raise a pit-bull puppy without damage! Everyone of us knows "right",
from "wrong"....and, everyone of us knows to instill "good" intentions, manners, and ethics into our offspring. This isn't a thing about "bad" parenting.......but "no" parenting!
At any rate, I'm glad this one caught your eye...and, I thank you for your generous comment.
Made my evening!
Thanx, again;

Neopoet is "newtriffic" !
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