Why Can'T You Stand And Observe This

Quiet!
Why can't you stand and observe this,
Like everyone else?

'I've seen this all before.'

Well perhaps others haven't.
No one wants to hear you tell what's coming.
I haven't seen this myself.

'But dad, you are here every year! '

And what is that suppose to mean?
Some things I've seen and some things I haven't.
I am only here for your benefit!
Didn't you say you wanted to come?

'Yeah, I did.
But I thought we were looking at the same thing.
Together.'

You're always looking ahead for something new.
Why can't you wait until it gets here?

'But it's right there...
I see it coming!
I want to see what's coming.
Something new!
I'm tired of seeing the same thing over and over,
Again and again! '

You will stand here until I'm ready to leave!

'Who's damn parade is this anyway?
Yours or mine! ? '

WHAT did you say to me?

'Quiet!
Why can't you stand and observe this,
Like everyone else?
You're gonna miss something...
If you keep staring at me, daddy! '

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

Quite a pity that we forget to give a little attention to what our child wants to convey to us, . perhaps loving our child is listening to what he says! Well penned, a 10.