Anyone Listening ????

ME time is VERY important also.....

Reflections of myself.....
Reflections of myself..... | Source


Parents remember days go by faster each year...and children even faster.....

I met a new friend today said the boy to his mother..

Never lifting her head, which was too much of a bother..

She was texting you see which was much more important.

Don’t you have something to do, other than to bother me ?

I am busy you see…now go find your father…

I met a new friend today said the boy to his father…

Never lifting his head from his computer, said “that’s nice “..

Now go find something to I am too busy to listen to you..

The boy walked away with his head hung low..

he wasn't really sure if he should go..

Dad one more question before I leave...

Do you remember my friend Steve ?

He says he’s been here before..but feels out of place

He lives far away on the other side of space…

He asked if I’d go with him for a ride you see..

What would you do if you were me ?

Would you stay or would you go

You and mom seem too busy these days, what with work and texting.

There’s no time for maybe I’ll go to visit this place..

Out there far away in space…..

Sure says his dad .,do what you want ..

Never really listening to what was said…

Just make sure you are back in time to get yourself ready for bed….

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Nat Amaral 4 years ago from BC Canada

A beautiful but sad poem because it makes a strong point. I've met a few young people that are going through this. My heart goes out to them.

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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

AS a teacher for many years I have met many parents who seemed to portray the characters in way too many homes and when problems popped up with their kid;s behavior, they seemed perplexed as to why and how hey could change their children's attitudes. Then there were some who wanted to blame teachers or just anything else , not to take responsibility. Kids in well rounded homes are indeed fortunate these days. I believe parents do care, they just seem to have lost touch in many cases. A poem that brings home the reality of life for children and well done.

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pringoooals 4 years ago from Edinburgh

That is so sad and so true in many cases. Beautiful poem. Voted up!

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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

whonunuwho...Kudos to you for chosing to be an Educator..too many parents rely on the Teachers to correct all the wrongs..and that's not right..As parents we chose to have the children and responsibility should be ours..and yes alot of parents have lost touch and this is sad, but what lies ahead for the future ? Thank you for your comments..appreciated...

pringoooals...thank you for the kind is sad...I would love to see a hub rebutal/solution to this...any takers ?

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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania


This is so very say, although it conveys a powerful message of truth. This does indeed really happen in today's society.

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pringoooals 4 years ago from Edinburgh

I would love to take the challenge but I'm struggling with the time just now. I'm the mother of 2 girls and I prefer to put the solution in practice:) I'm just back from the playground, tomorrow we have planned cinema.

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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

josh3418...yes it happens all to often..without reason...suffer the children..and it will be the demise of relationships if we're not careful....

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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author G-C and I were at a playground one day..sitting next to me were 2 adults ( M-F) they were texting...a child came up and ask a ?..the female said ask your dad..she turned to the male and asked the ? I sat was then I realized " they " were texting each other....duh..

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pringoooals 4 years ago from Edinburgh

O my, that's unbelieveble. I feel sad for the kids and for the parents, one day they will wake up or no but it will be too late anyway. I have the other problem kids wouldn't let me sit for long, they like to engage mum and dad in whatever they do, and we can't really resist them. I hope that will not make them too dependant. Hopefully when they grow up that will give them some self confidence. I think the parents you are writing about are not aware what this lack of response does to their children..

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travmaj 4 years ago from australia

This conveys a strong message - and a good example of how many children 'learn' behaviour from parents and pass on to the next generation. So sad. Great to see the comment from pringoooals who is engaging so readily with her children - some hope for the future!

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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

pringoooals...kudos for taking responsibility..and NO they will not be dependent..

travmaj...thank you for the comments...yes a " bit of hope"

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Oh so sad.. it is so true..everyone is so busy these days and the children gets hurt the worst.. great poem


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

so sad.. but a wonderful write in all. you have captured the sadness of not being listened because of other business

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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

Deborah Brooks..It is an honor having you read my poem and commenting..thank you very much appreciated....

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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

unknown spy...saddiest part of it all is CHILDREN are our business and the can we teach love when we don't know what it is...and how can we love if we have never felt it ????? thank you so much I am glad you liked it...

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Your poem makes a great point. Sad but true in some cases. WEll done. Many votes!

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kj force 4 years ago from Florida Author

Victoria Lynn...Thank you for your comments...kudos to your choice to be a teacher..

a very honorable of luck..

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