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jwesley
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The Kids


Small wonder
that things aren't the same anymore.
I mean,
with the kids doing their own thing now.
Mom and Dad are part of the past now.
They are the ancient soothsayers
whose knowledge is far surpassed
by the wiser,
smarter,
kids.
The kids,
follicles of growth.
Progeny gone wild.
I pity the old.

The old.
The you and me.
The parents that did their damnedest
to nurture and protect,
to imbue,
to prepare them for the reality of living.
We didn't fail.
We just ceased to grow.
At least,
that's what the kids think.
We stopped expanding.
Became stagnant.
And the kids left us stuck in the miasma of age,
while they grew with the exuberance,
the immortality of youth.

The kids.
Leonine novices,
stylish parvenu,
forgetting their roots.

W. James Beard, Jr.


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1 posted 05-17-2000 12:02 PM       View Profile for angelswing   Email angelswing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angelswing

Nice poem, Although I don't agree with the idea, because kids never truly forget their roots, and the upbringing of their past is one of the most important things in their lives, making them what they are today . Experience is one of the most important things that human beings can ever achieve and to look up to our elders is to worship our gods . Well written, I did like this one.
L.of.L. Tom .


 Insanity is a perfectly normal responce to an abnormal world -R.D.Laing.-
jwesley
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2 posted 05-17-2000 12:18 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Tom, I more than endorse your comment.  The piece was written for those times, particularly the teen years, when they exist in another world and those in particular when they seem to forget (largely by design I'm sure) everything they ever learned, and are so fustrating to parents.

Denise
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3 posted 05-17-2000 01:23 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You've captured well that stage that kids go through. Thank God that they eventually grow up too!

Denise
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4 posted 05-17-2000 05:59 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Well I am just one year out of my teens,
I am big 20, I can relate to the poem, as a teenager I grew distant from all the things I cherished as a child including my parents,  I think you described it accurately "We stopped expanding. Became stagnant". I guess as a teenager you want independence but without all the responsibilities of being an adult.

That was fantastic, I love the images and your use of words.

"And the kids left us stuck in the miasma of age,
while they grew with the exuberance,
the immortality of youth."

an amazing image.

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