Imagine—243 years old today!
Where have the years gone…
And you’ve gotten so big!
Look… your mother and I think
it’s about time we had a talk
We’ve been worried about you lately—
hanging around with bad influences
acting out, making others uncomfortable
And the language!
We didn’t raise you to act like this—
it certainly wouldn’t have been tolerated
when we were your age
Our parents would have sent us
to the back yard to cut our own switch…
You’ve been given every advantage
you’ve never wanted for anything—
a good home, good food, clean clothes, the best schools
You have no reason to be mean
You’ve had it good
So what’s going on?
Why are you doing these things?
Why are you being so mean to the others?
What did they ever do to you?
You can’t just do whatever you want, you know—
actions have consequences
Is it something we did?
Granted, we’ve made mistakes
but you didn’t learn any of that stuff from us
We love you—
but you’re going to have to shape up
treat others with respect
make good decisions
We’re counting on you
(4 July 2019)
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