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