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Enjoy Your Youth

In school these days 
they teach about 
sex education 
but perhaps 

they should teach 
about work
when my son 
was a baby

he woke every two hours
doctors said he had colic
time and time again overnight
we got up feed him changed him

and went without sleep
I can's imagine 
how hard it is on a girl
to bring up a baby by herself

night after sleepless night
we became exhausted
I can't imagine how
a young girl on her own would cope

then on top of that 
she can't go out
the baby won't 
disappear for the night

every night day after day
that child will be there 
wanting and needing your love
everyday without a break

granted the bond is special
and I loved bringing up my son
but perhaps we should 
talk about the work required

the loss of social life
that most teenagers enjoy
having a child will wait
enjoying your youth will not. 



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