Raising Kids Today

You have your kids,
You raise them up
You put them on the street
You give them all the things you can
With just enough to eat.

If you give them what is cheap
Your life can be so full
You give a smile, a little hug
And life that’s never dull.
If you give them of yourself they’ll come back to you

They’ll give you back in full regard, a little extra too.
You try to teach them how to live
And man, that’s tough to do
They make you glad
And they make you mad

Because they are just like you.
What happens to a world like this
With kids we’ve taught so well?
We can only make a guess
And only time will tell

But I’ll tell you one thing
With all the world to see
I’ll be most proud,
If mine are just like me.

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About Jan P

I was born and raised and still live in the great state of Oklahoma in the U.S.A. I live in Oklahoma City and have lived her for over 40 years. Came from a small town in eastern Oklahoma. I was raised on a farm as my daddy was a sharecropper. I worked for the Department of Defense for over 30 years. I am now retired and trying to catch up on all the things I didn't get to do when I worked. I have written poetry for many years, but only recently started writing more since I have found a place where others can enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

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