Home » Poetry » You can try but you just can’t fool kids.

You can try but you just can’t fool kids.

You see,
the kid doesn’t forget.

Forgive, yes
but forget, never.

Kids don’t make the rules,
but they’re a product of them.

And no matter what you say
after the fact,

the fact,
is still a fact.

No matter how old you get,
respect isn’t due

remember,
it’s earned.

You see,
enforced respect holds no weight.

Power, yes
but honor, none.

Kids don’t make the rules,
but they abide.

They see,
and survive

no matter the so called times
that they’re raised in.

You can try, but
you just can’t fool kids.

No matter how old you get,
right is right

and wrong is wrong,
things never change.

Except for the kid,
you see.

 

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7 thoughts on “You can try but you just can’t fool kids.

  1. So incredibly true…

    No matter how old you get,
    respect isn’t due

    remember,
    it’s earned.

    I cannot tell you how many times I had to tell myself this while growing up. As a parent, I have always tried to keep that in mind. With respect, comes respect deserved…

    Lovely write.

    Liked by 1 person

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