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The Price of College

We spent thousands of dollars 
On our children’s education
Friends advised that we send them to State colleges
Less expensive they said
Not as prestigious we replied.

After spending money, time and energy
We have little to brag about
Our children,
Young adults now, 
Part of a lost generation,
Have come back home
Desperate about their futures
Unable to find jobs.

There are moments when
We feel that we 
Have failed them
But our children are tougher than we think
They do their part
They network
They are computer savvy
They know they must start 
In jobs lower than expected
After all
Wasn’t it said
Generations ago
That without a future
There can be no tomorrow? 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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