HUMAN NATURE DITTY

HUMAN NATURE DITTY

Young parents today have fits

When kids go through similar bits…

As they did

Feeling themselves amid,

Afraid they’ll be hypocrites.

So their children consigned to burn

While parents withhold what they’ve learned…

Thinking unfair

That THEY were there,

Parental responsiblity spurned!

We’re all susceptible to greed,

Lust overpowering need…

Easier to play

When the debt’s far away,

And the repo man can’t draw a bead.*

Each generation relaxes

A little in child rearing practice…

Til someone comes around

And lays their foot down,

Reversing the practice that taxes!

Some things I don’t understand,

Why…I’m a childless man…

No fault then that

Handling a brat

Is not something that I can.

I see and observe in life,

Which helps, because my wife…

Makes sure I learn

More in turn,

Between us we’ll have less strife!

–Jonathan Caswell

* to draw a bead…or, to draw a bead on…to aim at.

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