Where have all the kids gone?
Grown up before their time?
They don’t want to be a cygnet
Would rather be a swan!
Is this down to pushy parents?
Wanting their kids to fulfil
Their unaccomplished dreams
Before becoming adolescents
There seems no time to be a child
To play with toys unplugged
To enjoy life without responsibility
To do things wonderful and wild
We cheer at kids who can sing
Like divas or pop superstars
We marvel at their maturity
The potential wealth they’ll bring
Give kids the air to breathe free
Don’t suffocate them with ambition
Deprive them of their childhood
For they’ll achieve what you can’t foresee.