Thanks for the Memories
Bill Lowe, Sterling
I’m happy for my childhood days,
and the lessons my parents taught.
“Pursue moral and ethical pathways;
Don’t follow those which are not.”
Their words were quite profound:
“Play fair; give life all you’ve got;
do your best the first time ‘round;
don’t expect to see a second shot.”
“Don’t live behind an artificial smile,
pretending you’ll never get caught;
a fabricated, make-believe lifestyle,
only makes you feel more distraught.”
“Forget about self-centered dreams,
that give others neglected thought;
don’t attempt self-righteous schemes
leaving your stomach tied in a knot.”
I so value their respectable training;
life’s early lessons I’ve never forgot.
They’re principals I’m still retaining,
and memories of an occasional swat.