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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2239288
Shadows and Light Poetry Contest
         It's a time for admiration,
         A time for respect.
         When we needed them, the wiser
         Adults stood behind
         Us. As teenagers, we tried to
         Pull the wool over
         Their eyes by getting in trouble,
         Thinking that we knew
         It all and we didn't. There was
         A time, by being
         Polite, gentlemen would open
         Up a car door for
         The ladies. This was thoughtful and
         Considerate of
         Them. Being younger, we should be
         Respectful of the
         Older ones; let them go ahead
         Of you in a line.

         Remember the time we had to
         Go somewhere? It was
         The parents who would take us there.
         When girls were asked out
         On a date to go to the prom,
         Young boys would wear a
         Tuxedo, while the girls would
         Wear a beautiful
         Evening gown. The guys would buy an
         Orchid to pin on
         Her dress. It was considered to
         Be prim and proper
         To have good manners. These days young
         Adults don't take the
         Time to do these things. It's time to
         Do these things. It's time
         To show respect; it's time to put
         These past traditions
         Back into our lives; the world would
         Be a better place
         If we would just practice these things.


         Written By Anna Marie Carlson
         Monday, December 7, 2020

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