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   We read it in the papers and hear it on the air, of killing and stealing and crime everywhere.



We sigh and we say as we notice the trend, "This young generation ... where will it end?"

But can we be sure that it's their fault alone?



Are we less guilty who place in their way too many things that lead them astray?



Too much money, too much idle time: too many movies of passion and crime.

Too many books not fit to be read, too much evil in what they hear said.

Too many children encouraged to roam, too many parents who won't stay home.



Kids don't make the movies, they don't write the books.

They don't paint the pictures of gangsters and crooks.



They don't make the liquor; they don't run the bars.

They don't change the laws, and they don't make the cars.



They don't peddle the drugs that muddle the brain; that's all done by older folks ... eager for gain.

Delinquent teenagers; oh how we condemn, the sins of the nation and blame it on them.



By the laws of the blameless, the Savior made known.

Who is there among us to cast the first stone?



For in so many cases - it's sad but it's true -

The title "Delinquent" fits older folks too!




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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raebaybay90 said...
Mar. 8, 2011 at 9:15 pm
Impressive and very true
 
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