Poetry Grrrl

'Listen' has the exact same letters as 'Silent'. Coincidence?

Teach the children well, an original poem by PoetryGrrrl

on March 10, 1996

What happens when you teach a child that life is hell
When a child sees hate
and is surrounded by violence
and lives his life scared
with feelings of hopelessness
when life is a commercial for charter
but you can't get help anywhere
what happens when a whole generation of kids
grow up abused, unloved, unhelped
to become society?
Long after the aggressors are gone
we are ALL their victims
whether or not we ever knew they existed

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