Sit down, shut up

Do as you're told

You've got too much bounce

For a six year old

You're too excited

And you're too upset

And if you throw a tantrum

Then just go to bed

Get involved

And get good grades

Now you're ten years old

And your spirit fades

Sixteen now

Full of angst and hate

Dare to ask you why

You had smiled so late

Speak up, answer

Disinterested teen

But the spirits there

It's just never seen

You sat down, shut up

Did what you were told

But it's not your fault

You were just six years old.