Love Each Other or Die

“Love each other or die”

 

If little kids love chaos

 

They’ll leave their toys around

 

And then grandma will do all the picking up, and her back will hurt.

 

Mom will tell her to get it checked out but she won’t listen

 

And the kids will think mom and grandma are fighting so they’ll fight too

 

Dad comes home from work and the kids won’t give him a rest

 

So he’ll grab a drink

 

Mom will wonder why her kids are so misbehaved

 

Thanksgiving dinner will come and the relatives will be told to stay in hotels

 

So they’ll think the family is drifting

 

They’ll whisper amongst themselves

 

And cousins won’t be allowed more time to play

 

Time will pass

 

And in it develop teenagers

 

That relish in chaos

 

And ignore their parents

 

Who ignore their problems

 

Who ignore time as its passing, and it will pass.

 

They will grow in cages

 

Without personality

 

Without authentically reading a book

 

They’ll get ideas to write in birthday cards from websites

 

And buy presents out of tradition

 

And in the end

 

No one will attend their funerals

 

Besides the boss and his daughters

And the person who paid the babysitter

 

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