My Dumb Parents

When I was just a growing teen
Parents were the dumbest on the scene.
My clueless folks gave me the tools
To get along and follow the rules.

Their words would echo in my ears
Stilling my irrational fears.
Once I took charge of my own life
I triumphed over heartache and strife.

The ignorance and arrogance of my youth
Prevented me from seeing the truth.
But when I was finally totally grown,
The blinders fell off as I cane into my own.

Now, because my folks were dopes,
They taught me to heed my dreams and hopes.
They taught me how to meet my needs
And to see more blossoms than I see weeds.

Now, all that I am, I give credit to them
For finding fun in the sun and to follow a whim.
Now I don't waste one single breath
Worrying about elusive pain and death.

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