The Sad Cycle


Why are the hours of youth
imbued with horror and untruth?
Learning to walk.
Learning to talk.
Be ready for bed by nine o’clock.

All such tasks are tough enough!
But when you add the social stuff…
Following him.
Following them.
Never following the one within.

Little wonder to be had
why most teens are mad or sad.
Turning to drugs
instead of hugs.
Shrugging as parents call them thugs.

But the day is coming–just wait, you’ll see!
When they become adults, so proud and free.
They’ll find a career
and a darling dear..
Then raise a repeat family.

–  Writer

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