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Opinion & Essays - Apr, 2000 Issue #68 


We read in the papers, we hear on the air, 
Of stealing and killing, and crime everywhere. 
We sigh and we say as we notice the trend, 
”This young generation, where will it end!” 
But can we be sure it is their fault alone? 
Maybe most of it is really our own. 
Too much money to spend, too much idle time, 
Too many movies of passion and crime. 
Too many books not fit to be read, 
Too much evil in what we hear said. 
Too many children encouraged to roam 
By too many “parents” who won’t stay at home. 
Kids don’t make the movies, they don’t write the books, 
They don’t paint the gay pictures of gangsters and crooks. 
They don’t make the liquor, they don’t run the bars, 
They don’t make the laws, nor make high speed cars. 
They don’t make the drugs that rattle the brain, 
It’s all done by older folks greedy for gain! 
Thus, in so many cases, it must be confessed, 
The label “delinquent” fits older folks best!!

--Author Unknown

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