Two of the young guests at my daughter’s 13th birthday party said things I’d never expected.
Kid # 1: “Please pass me the broccoli.” (yes, we bought a veggie tray, along with the junkfood, we are ‘those’ parents)
Kid # 2: “I hate chocolate cake!”
Eh? Say Whaaattt??!! What’s with kids these days?
That road ahead, the warning signs placed by those who’ve gone before,
I sense deception, they cannot be trusted, they guide to the mundane
A life of fun, adventure, my way, anything else is a bore
Ignore their words, their banal minds have grown far too lame
Steer my life away from stoicism, only frivolity satisfies my core
Nothing untoward shall happen to me, it’s all a silly game
Help! Your advice had merit, should have heeded, mired forever I’ll be
Shake your heads, when I open my eyes, that’s what I’ll see
No? Wait! With rope and chain you’re all coming back for me
You rescued me, despite my mockery, set me on a clear road
My family, friends, because of you, I will live each day, gratefully.