Olden Days
Author: Barbara Goodhew


Remember when times were rough.
Parents were tough.
Teaching us respect for elders.
To hard on us kids.
We learned fear, but we also learned respect.
Today we can't teach our kids respect or fear.
We just let them do what they want.
We were taught fear then and now we live in fear.
No respect from the kids now and no fear.
We feared our parents, now we fear our kids..
Oh to have the olden days back.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Meridian ( -- Saturday, May 1 2004, 02:46 pm


Hey Barb! Even though I'm just a teen, I totally agree with you! Thank God that my parents raised me in the way to respect my elders, I always speak to everyone, like they do in the! Because of them teaching me in the right way, I've turned out to be a pretty good person with a big heart, who wants to meet new friends.....and though there are sometimes I may talk back to them, I feel bad, and make up after that.....Because I found out, that my consious won't let me rest, until I apologize and make things right again!!! This is very true, and I love your poem Barb!

P.S. You can almost expect me to comment on every poem you write because you write about things that happen in today's society as life learned lessons...

Outstanding Barb!


Cap ( -- Saturday, May 1 2004, 03:09 pm

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Things `aint what they used to be.

I totally agree Barb, kids have so much freedom these days, they don't seem to respect others. It's adifferent place to when we were young.

Another good write, straight from the heart
barb ( -- Saturday, May 1 2004, 08:29 pm

thanks guys for your comments

cap,meridan and terrie I just call it like I see it . some agree some don't. :)))
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