When someone older than you are –
Much MUCH older,
Asks you to please stop doing something,
The proper response is “yes mam”,
Not an explanation for why you’re doing it.
The world has turned
Into a land of excuses.
Some think as long as you have a reason,
It’s ok to do what you want,
Not what is right to do.
Mamas, Quit your jobs.
Stay home and raise your babies
Because the people you’re letting raise them for you
Are doing a terrible job.
Children need their mothers.
The world gets more savage
And undisciplined every day.
Makes me glad of my age and that
I won’t be here when the whole place
Is overgrown with rudeness and unconcern.
CBC 4 25 2012