solitary confinement…

solitary confinement

aunt bea
said
i can recall
when
you children
would play outside
laughing
giggling
and
making
enough noise
to raise the dead
now days
children
are held hostage
by
the very society
that should protect them
so
they play endless hours
of
online games
games of conquest
a lot
seem to have
the characteristics
of war
many children
have
imaginary friends
well past
the age
that was once
acceptable
and
we wonder
why
there is so much
rancor in the world
that’s like
wondering
why
one shouldn’t play
hopscotch
in a minefield

4 thoughts on “solitary confinement…

  1. Half of the credit goes to disappearing playgrounds! When I was a kid at least a dozen playgrounds were available at walking distance, open to all, kids used to break hell loose their, sometimes young men too joined them for a game of cricket, football, no one bothered because the houses were too far away to be driven nuts! Kids in our housing play a lot, they howl and scream a lot too, our housing builders are intelligent, if we close our windows we don’t hear them much- that I think is a good idea for today’s builders, to keep noise out of the houses. As for kids they have full right to howl and scream and play! 😉

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