I Have No Time for You
By Elton Camp
Old Dad wants to give advice
To his child, it’s “No dice”
Though he’s elderly, he still tries
But his words she does despise
“No, I don’t have time for you
More important things I must do.
With online pals I want to chat
And I really care a lot about that.”
“To interrupt me don’t you dare
Hold the stuff you want to share.
Really, it doesn’t interest me
I am too busy, can’t you see?”
“You tell about times long ago.
To that I’m indifferent, though.
If you persist in trying to talk,
Out of the room, I’ll angrily stalk.”
“Your ideas are so out-of-date
To hear them, I utterly hate.”
Old Dad is very deeply hurt
At her actions & words so curt
Yet another time, he’ll again try
Now, he sits alone with a sigh
After some years, the time came
Dad no longer knew her name
No more wisdom did he try to share
For only confusion remained there
He would bother her no more
With words she did so abhor