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To Chase the Sunlight

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To Chase the Sunlight

Days of children's innocence
Have gone a shade of grey
By a society focused on the senses
Overpowering the need for spiritual higher grade
As self gratification has become its trend

Homes, empty, gone to silence
Parents gone to pursue their agenda
Children have become orphans
Rely on TV, movies, games for stamina
Where is Bora Bora, they have no notion.

Growing up with a new kind of parents
Holding in their hand, the remote control
Feeding on the degrading fashions and trends
Eating chips and exercising thumbs like robots
Can't spell a word, but can cuss at length.

It is high time to wake up
To this sad reality, with a world
That shows such terrifying stunts
That offer little hope to unfurl
Let us chase the sunlight before tomorrow's up.

By CarolineCécile
Copyright 05.07.11

Copyright © Caroline Cécile Delacroix

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  1. Date: 5/9/2011 12:55:00 PM
    I don't know why this is happening Caroline. Are parents less loving than they used to be? Or is the media to blame? Either way, I was moved by this poem because I know quite a few young people who have no interest in anything but tv and war game videos. Great work! Best to you, Diane

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 10:32:00 AM
    Just stopped by to wish you a happy Mothers' Day, Caroline. You have been blessed with children and I'm sure they will make this a special day for you! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 6:52:00 AM
    They say that an action will have a reverse action. Let's hope the rubber band has been stretched too far and will snap back without disastrous results. Lady with the famous name - I love and agree with your fine write. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 8:28:00 PM
    C.C.D., a wonderful poem, parents are the best.. ,, Wishing you a wonderful mothers day.. :-) p.d.

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 11:55:00 AM
    I enjoyed your poem, I am a amateur @ poetry right now. Maybe you can give me a few pointers on my poems....

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 11:13:00 AM
    I totally agree with the picture painted by carolyn, caroline

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 11:00:00 AM
    cont. All three girls are devoted to their family, have excelled academically and developed incredible talents for the arts as well. Video games need to go! Television needs to be more family friendly. Remember how shows like "Bonanza" instilled moral values? What has happend? Thanks again for calling the other night. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 10:58:00 AM
    This is indeed what has been happening in families today. Children learn to enjoy violence from video games and the parents are not around to instill better values. Sweet Annalise called me last night and we were talking about the incredible quality of your work. You have some devoted admirers here. Reminds me of that old song: "Nobody Does It Better." Wish I knew how to reverse the trend you describe here. My cousin allowed no televisions in his house when his three girls were growing up.