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Read Poems by Elton Camp

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No Time for You

I Have No Time for You

By Elton Camp

“I’ve so many important things to do
That I’ve no time to spend with you”

“The inane words you say 
Don’t interest me anyway”

“The memories you wish to share
To hear about them, I don’t care”

“My Facebook must be updated
To keep my friends well sated”

“I’ve found a picture to share
I’m so eager to place it there”

“Also text messages to send
To many an online friend”

“Plus, it would be a mistake
My phone calls not to make”

“There’s this great place to go 
To view an excellent video”

“Should have time free
I’ll use it to watch TV”

The selfish child continues to prate
Letting parents see how low they rate

In parents’ eyes, ignores the hurt
To words and actions so curt

The years passed by with speed
The child took but little heed

Finally, from the phone to look away
Ashen face great dismay does betray

Too late learning she does care
Her parents are no longer there

Copyright © Elton Camp | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 5/10/2016 4:03:00 PM

    an excellent message in your poem, elton! i don't think many young people would heed it, though...