Leisa Niamh

Why?

Why?

Because I said so

Why ?

Because I said so and you'll do as I say

 

Why?

Because I'm the adult

Why?

Because I'm the adult and adults know best

 

Why?

Because you need to

Why ?

Because you need to learn the error of your way

 

Why ?

Because I must show you

Why?

Because I must show you who's boss

 

 

Why?

Because I have to

Why?

Because I have to be in control

 

Why?

Because you're just a child

Why ?

Because you're just a child and don't understand

 

 

You're right!

I don’t understand!

I don’t understand why you say you know best!

How can it be best?

 

 

Mr Belton my Math teacher

Gave me a detention last week

And all I did was punch that horrible bully

He too said I had to learn the error of my way

 

Are you going to get a detention now Daddy?

 

For punching me….?

 

I don’t understand….

 

 

 

 

 

Comments3

  • marlenawood

    Really enjoy this as my favorite word is "WHY" an always will be

    • Leisa Niamh

      Thank you for your comment. Always ask why - thats what Ive told my daughter from day one. Don't be afraid to question things - even if an adult is telling you to do something. She's nearly a teenager now and Im sure Im going to regret telling her to always ask 'why'. ha ha

      • Leisa Niamh

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      • Goldfinch60

        Good write but a very sad ending.

        • Leisa Niamh

          Thank you for your comment. I started this poem about a week ago, and I hadn't intended for it to be sad. Then when i revisited it, it just kind of ended up with a completely different meaning to me. It's funny how sometimes you don't know what you're going to write until you actually start.

          • Goldfinch60

            So very true Leisa many of my poems end up with a different meaning from my original idea, that is the way the muse takes us.

          • sweetpea

            Sad yet strong message.



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