The Generation Gap - poem

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"THE GENERATION GAP"
by- Patsy Jo Reed Sircy


I've heard for years about the "GENERATION GAP,"
Thought of it as my babe slept on my lap;
Folks said, "They're near, and yet so far!"
And talked of TIME as a "shooting star."
The years came soon, and then were gone,
My lap was empty, but joy filled my home;
He was by my side for hours each day,
Just to help his Mama, or chirp, "Let's Play!"
Then one day it was time for school,
"Learn all you can, obey the Golden Rule,"
Still our life was full with A, B, and C,
At night it was always "Come read with me."
We'd learn great things from the t.v. set,
In 4-H and Scouts, we were busy as you get;
Doing things together, we were busy day and night,
But still no signs of the "GAP" were in sight.
A few years passed, the computer came along,
My son was quickly marching to a "brand new song,"
I can't "hear the music," am "lost without a map,"
The computer "programmed me in" to the "GENERATION GAP"!

WRITTEN 1988 MY FIRST INTERNATIONAL POETRY AWARD WINNER

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