Sonnet: Children Of Today

The family norm is small and risks are high;
The busy parents pamper, pet and spoil;
The children never knowing truly why;
They fret and fume and burn the midnight-oil.

And children too are never satisfied;
Fast foods, bad lifestyles make them ill and weak;
In parental guidance, they don’t abide;
And help of God, they never seem to seek,

The modern child wishes to be on own;
And in the process, blunders so often;
To elderly advice, it seems to frown;
And lands in vices, amidst evil men.

If parents are not strict to rear a child,
It grows to be a flower in the wild.

6-10 -2002 by Dr John Celes

by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

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