The old generation criticizes the new
How did they get here, by way of you?
Who taught them their ways, one-by-one?
Truly there’s nothing new under the sun
What did they learn from you?, oh so wise
Did you tell them a pile of lies?
Or did you show them how to live?
Teach the meaning of the joy to give
Respecting others, the moral code
The Golden rule, to be strong and bold
Did you show them that love can be bought?
Or that sharing your feelings was a long shot?
What was your purpose while raising the children?
Was it just the latest fad of the season?
Or to care about others and make the world better
By raising a stronger and wiser generation
Just look at them now
The generation younger than you
While you shake your heads and vile words you do spew
Thanks to the ones who came before them
Who seem to condemn them to an untimely end
Who will stand up and defend these young ones?
Not the generation before them, it’s never been done