And A Little Child Shall Lead Them

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And A Little Child Shall Lead Them
(For Greta Thunberg)

When it comes to children, upper classes can be haughty.
Even normal kid stuff they consider to be naughty.
They send them off to private school to simplify their keep
and their favorite time when they are home is when they are asleep.

The words and thoughts of children are rarely heard at table,
for it might upset the apple cart if they were only able
to introduce hot topics like the way this world is headed.
But, alas, they’re fed and watered and then promptly bedded

without asking what they’re thinking and of course they don’t insist.
They’re patted and they’re smiled at and they’re talked at and they’re kissed,
but their parents don’t consider how they are dissembling
and it’s their children’s future that they are disassembling.

Trashing up the oceans, melting the North Pole,
ruining the air with oil and gas and coal—
it’s the parents who are unruly and should be sent to bed
to see if kids could run things better in their stead.

 

Prompt words today are cart, asleep, hot, word and naughty. Photos from unsplash.

11 thoughts on “And A Little Child Shall Lead Them

  1. SAM VOELKER

    SAD~! And too often true~! The same people drive into their garage, never really see their lawn or use that three story front entryway and if they do have a garden it is just for show and is nourished by a worker.. Forget about a walk in the woods, the golf course is the closest they will get to trees. How can a kid who has never been exposed to real life grow up with compassion while embracing and cherishing Mother Earth and all humanity. However if they find enough like beings, they may even grow up to be a self centered, opinionated, stupid president with like minded followers who in turn tells anyone who may be more intelligent to shut up,

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