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VxPoem ID: 47661

Category:
society_culture

Posted: July 31st. 2018 11:12:29 AM

Views: 230

Time to Play!

by Radko Vacek

Age Group: Adult



The street people nickname me the book-man,
For walking and reading, my game plan.
Was I always into multitasking?
Good question! Thanks for asking!
As a kid, I was hardly a book-worm.
Playing with the kids was my summer norm,
But not less than riding my bike.
According to the new experts on ed. psych.,
I wasn't quite up to par, perhaps needing meds,
To ensure I'd get all the books read
On a summer reading list. "Get an edge",
The counselors say, "for early college."
It just is not sound to them anymore
For a kid to be a kid. Why, aren't summers for
Kids to have the fun and practice running races,
Not to mention the crucial, social graces?
Somewhere the saying's been forgotten,
And it holds a bit of truth, "Early ripe, early rotten."
When they're kids, let them be so,
And give their minds the time to grow.
As adults, they'll be a bit more motivated
To get the really worthy writings read.




Author's Location: Toledo, Ohio
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