October 21 2004

What Parents Don't Understand

What parents don't understand

Is that you can get angry, too.

What parents don't understand

Is that you can't respect someone who doesn't respect you.

What parents don't understand

Is that age is a relative term.

What parents don't understand

Is that you sometimes have to take the wrong turn.

What parents don't understand

Is that the future isn't always your first priority.

What parents don't understand

Is that there are different views on authority.

What parents don't understand

Is that love isn't always a given.

What parents don't understand

Is that you don't always get that for which you have striven.

What parents don't understand

Is that you don't see life as a game.

What parents don't understand

Is that sometimes small things bring you pain.

What parents don't understand

Is that not even their own child can be perfect.

What parents don't understand

Is that some friends really are worth it.