Pondering when Children Have Children

 

In my mind I hear an ongoing dialogue, something all parents experience:

“Why is it that you don’t listen?”

“I’m an adult. I can do what I want.”

“Yes, but should you?

“Free advice–
Look at what you are doing and think about it.
Weigh alternatives; weigh consequences.
Be sure to ask yourself why
then when you say something follow through.

“More advice–
Wisdom, hindsight…
If we went back, history would only repeat
unless something changed.

“You are not everybody else.
It is your time now; you don’t have to listen.
This is your life so live it the best you can.
You are my future and I love you always.”