A poem for the Modern Day Parent

Give your child everything,
and they shall know nothing.
They won’t know the value of the dollar,
and the importance of work to get it.
Nor will they know they have to start
at the bottom and work their way up.

Give your child all consumer durables,
the ipod, the car, the sunnies
and they won’t know the motivation to want for anything.
Nor will they know the value of
a hard days work,
and the reality of paying for boring expenses like
food, rent and petrol.

Give your child everything,
and they will have nothing.
They won’t have the satisfation with life
that you felt when you first started.
Nor will they feel proud of
simple achievements,
which aren’t materialistic.

Instead give them a life,
where everything is not given for nothing.
Where reality plays a greater role then image.
And by doing this,
they will know,
what it’s like,
to have a real Modern Day Parent.

A poem for the Modern Day Parent

BenjiBWB

Holbrook, Australia

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