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I Have No Time for You

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“Your ideas are so out-of-date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


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  1. Date: 2/2/2013 11:41:00 PM
    wow, this one is full of angst and sadness...great write. I will be thinking of this when I tuck myself in for the night. BG

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    Date: 2/3/2013 5:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's certainly far different from what I usually write. Sadly autobiographical too. "How sharper than a serpent's tooth to have a thankless child," says the Bard. How right he is. Elton Elton