The children are all burgeoning into adolescence,
though like shaken sodas, they emerge with effervescence.
Not thinking of the consequences, behavior audacious,
argumentative and therefore maddeningly pugnacious.
Parents’ beliefs are fallacies. Teens think that only they
have the means and knowledge to clearly know the way
to surge into the future, the internet their guide—
believing all its stated truths are bonafide.
They don’t listen to their parents because, for sure, they’re wrong.
They’d rather get their wisdom from TikTok or a song.
For this generation, electronic media rules,
dispensing equal wisdom from sages and from fools.
Is it truth or fiction? Is it wack or cool?
How can they know the difference? Clearly, hormones rule.
Prompts today are consequences, fallacy, pugnacious, burgeon, mean and soda.
(The non-teen who wrote this poem was so wack that she misspelled TikTok as TikToc. Some teenager just clued her in.) And to be fair, there are probably just as many adults misguided by the internet as there are teens who are.
Well said and well done, thanks~!
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You must not be a teenager!!! (I do know who you are even though you are hiding under the name “Anonymous.”)
Did it do that to me again~? Your’s is about the only blog that does that to me. MAYBE they want to keep you in the dark. I think that it is because I see your name and click on it instead of opening WordPress first. Isn’t that dumb. Other sited do not do that.
Don’t worry. I always (usually) know it is you.
I guess that I need to add the name SAM to my comments. Crazy program~!
I can always tell your posts and if Forgottenman sees them first, he always puts your name in…Some are labeled and some aren’t.
I have never figured out why this mostly happens with your post. May be something in the setup… I will try to either sign SAM or “Don Mario” at the bottom… Now lets if this one will go.
Sam, your message was anonymous, and required approval. I fixed. A puzzle indeed.
Oh Sam, I already have to remember two names for you, not counting “Anonymous.” Please don’t add “Don Mario!!!” ;o)
OH THERE ARE MORE, SOME KNOW BY ANOTHER NAME” “Oso viejo enojado”
Truer words were never written!!! Have not written this before.
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Another brilliant poem clocked up
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