That Faze
Author: Ben Franklin


The school got in touch
the other day,
they are concerned about my son's
and wondering why a 14year old still does not know how to

I dont appreciate what they have to say,
but he's my son,
of course im going to back him up in every single way.

I have to admit,
he has not been himself lately,
but I suppose its the teenage way
that at least one point in his life he has to tell me he hates me.

His mum and I had to split up 2years ago,
everytime we would argue
his tears would flow.

He still see's her every other week,
she tells me when he arives
all he wants to do is weep.

The past couple of months
he has been comming home and his eyes are so
I try and get a sentence out of him
but he's to dazed!
I know he is smoking dope,
it seems to be the craze,
but he's a teenager,

he's just going through that


Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* ( -- Sunday, January 9 2005, 05:31 am

Ben,i remember those high school daze

truth in what you write. i think all parents have been through it. it helped that i came down to their level and became one of them all over again. that was when i understood what it meant to be a real parent. i was always open for discussion yet i gave them space my fears passed me by my kids are beyond that age. but over all we learn by making mistakes..sometimes facing the consequences of our decisions are what make us strong and wise i'm still learning so you know i'm constantly making mistakes. great job
Ben F ( -- Sunday, January 9 2005, 10:34 am

good way of looking at it...

hi Terre*,To get into a childs mind in this day and age I think would be even harder then say 10-20years ago,alot more going on the world. thanks for reading Terrie*,I can always rely on your thoughts.-Ben
joyce ivy ( -- Sunday, January 9 2005, 07:41 pm


there is so much of this now...teens seem to grow up to fast now...things are harder on them now than when we were growing up...I dread it I have 2 and it won't be long before I will be going though it again....thanks for sharing your work...very good piece....joyce
Ben F ( -- Sunday, January 9 2005, 07:46 pm


thank you for taking the time to read my work,I always look forward to your thoughts. -Ben
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