Thursday, March 29, 2012

Know it All...

This little poem is linked to week 99 of Saturday Centus. To read other offerings, just click here. The prompt is in bold and this is EXACTLY 100 words.



You told me and told me
But I didn’t understand
So I’m flipping these burgers...
and I’m living the dream, man.
You said pay attention,
To learn what I can.
Now I pump gasoline,
and I’m living the dream, man.
I thought you were crazy,
and knew nothing at all!
because you’re old and un-cool.
I’m not dropping THIS ball!
My life isn’t captured
in the trap of your fear
Your pronouncements and warnings
just fell on deaf ears.
I’m alone, far from home now
Hope you understand.
I’m too prideful to call you,
While I’m living the dream, man.


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14 comments:

Polly Janos said...

Perfecto!

Ms. A said...

I know a number of people this could apply to. I also know almost as many that could say, I told you so!

Viki said...

Cute little poem, ha, ha.

Sue said...

A familiar story, for sure...

=)

Anita said...

You should get someone to record you rapping that. And if you can't rap, I'm sure you can find a youngster who can. :)

That's a good lesson for young people.

Stef said...

I like it. Although I hope that it isn't true for my children, though.

Ames said...

Ain't it the truth? My daughter thought I was stupid and didn't know anything. Everything I said fell on deaf ears ....until she had her first child. Then it was momma what do I do? :)

Good one Jenny!~Ames

anitamombanita said...

I'm sure this little ditty will resonate with a lot of parents. Great one, Mrs. Jenny.

Willoughby said...

Love it!

Nezzy said...

Yep, this is what happens to those who settle...'Livin' their dream!

Great poem sweetie, you've got the gift!!!

God bless ya and enjoy your weekend...mine may truly involve flippin' some burgers! Heeeheheheh!!!

Come on over! :o)

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

That could've been my son 10 years ago! Well done!

Busy Bee Suz said...

WOW!!!! You did good Jenny!

Judie said...

I used to tell my teenage kids, "Run away from home now, while you still know everything!!"

Just a joke, of course!

xoxo,
J.

upinthecosmos said...

Great write!