Taught Wrong?

by graypoet


We learn so much through our life
We’re taught how things should be
Looking back at what I’ve learned
Is this what I was supposed to see.

Being taught the value of hard work
Of treating others with due respect
That it is more important how we act
That others feelings we can’t neglect.

I was taught the value of being loved
That I control my destiny and course
Always treat kindly any less fortunate
Love you family, for better or worse.

With age should come wisdom to realize
We are given no more than we can bear
That we can give of our heart and time
But others have to take it from there.

Maybe it was different in years past
Our parents different challenges faced
Maybe they couldn’t prepare me for now
With morals and loyalty so misplaced.

Yes, I see my life and have no regrets
But where are the “Golden Years” today
I still give all that I can to others
And hope I make a difference in some way.


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