They Did The Best They Could
Those who say,
by Lawrence S. Pertillar
They can not understand...
Why their children lack respect and discipline,
Will always say they did the best they could...
To raise them to be good children.
But the teaching to them to be responsble men,
And women accountable for their actions?
Well...many with children are too busy,
Wanting their children to see them as their friends.
And not examples of adults to set for them.
How many children do you have? '
And you think you can speak on this,
From a position of authority? '
I speak from a position of having peace of mind.
I will never be envious of those emotionally manipulated,
For the rest of their lives.
I have often wanted grandchildren.
Wouldn't you have to have children FIRST? '
And that one 'detail' alone...
Is the reason why,
I chose to keep my peace of mind.
'It's never too late you know? '
Didn't you just hear me say,
I chose to keep my peace of mind,
Over sitting in a prison cell for the rest of my life?
I didn't hear that last statement.'
It came to me quickly as a vision.