Monday, April 28, 2008

Be Kind to Your Parents

Not all poetry comes from books. In our household, when the kids get to be too much of a handful, Pete Seeger's old standby gets sung or recited:

Be Kind to Your Parents by Pete Seeger

Be kind to your parents
Though they don't deserve it
Remember that grown ups
Is a difficult stage of life

They're apt to be nervous
And over excited
Confused by their
Daily storm and strife

Just keep in mind
Though it seems hard I know
Most parents were children long ago

So treat them with patience
And kind understanding
In spite of the foolish things they do

Some day you might wake up
And find you're a parent too

© Chappell & Co.

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