Love Doesn't Always Mean Like

Child of mine you wonder why we taught you honesty?

And caring and compassion and to never act in spite?

I could give you many reasons but the main one, honestly,

Is that to fit into society, you need to get these right,

True enough, as your parents we'd forgive you any sin,

But society will not and you need to learn this truth,

You need to know the rules if you're going to fit in,

And most people have no patience for the excesses of youth,

So don't misunderstand if we don't like the things you do,

It's our job as parents to catch you when you fall,

And though our love means we'd always forgive you,

Society will not because it doesn't care for you at all.

◄ Cracked Pot and Scuffed Pan

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Don Matthews

Thu 19th Dec 2019 23:54


I've always liked your work for it's wise content.

The layout, short lines and rhyming perfect. To me.

'You need to know the rules if you're going to fit in'

So true. So good......

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Paul Sayer

Thu 19th Dec 2019 22:53

7 to go!

Y E S!

Bring um on J


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Jason Bayliss

Thu 19th Dec 2019 10:26

Thanks M.C. thanks Po, I'm working through a series of prompts, I've got another seven to go so I'm glad you enjoyed it. And it's so true, if we allow the people we genuinely love more than life itself to piss us off by acting like dicks and don't tell them that they're acting like dicks and need to sort their attitude out, what chance have they got in society, where most people genuinely couldn't give a shit about them.

J. x

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Paul Sayer

Wed 18th Dec 2019 15:32

I fully concur with M.C.

What chance has the next generation got?

Perhaps the robot Nans will be programmed to think like us old codgers, he said, half in jest, have in 'Not an f'n hope in hell!'

Well captured Jason

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 18th Dec 2019 12:48

Wise words to the young - of any generation! I think many of today's
parents appear to have lost the ability to pass on this sort of guidance.
Pleasing rhyming too!

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