Back In Grandma's Day

The aged women likewise, that they be in
behavior as becometh holiness, .... that they
may teach the young women to be sober, to
love their husbands, to love their children;
to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good,
obedient to their own husbands, that the word
of God be not blasphemed. Young men like-
wise exhort to be sober minded.   Titus 2:1-6

Grandma often used to tell us
How things were, back in her youth---
When people still respected
Things like duty, honor, truth.

Back then, marriage was forever,
Man and wife, till death did part;
One man and one woman only,
As God created, at the start.

Men supported their families,
They were manly, brave and strong;
Women took care of their children;
Everyone knew right from wrong!

Yes, women tended their families---
There was no "day care" back then;
The woman's place was in the home,
And the workplace was for MEN !

Man was the head of his household,
No one ever thought that odd;
And every Sunday morning,
The whole family worshipped God.

We've come a long way, baby!
Things have changed, but for the worst;
Now everyone does their own thing,
And our poor families are cursed!

Now "marriage" is just a big joke,
Doesn't mean a thing, you see;
Two men, or maybe two women,
Whatever you want it to be.

There's no life-long committment,
Partners come and go with ease;
There's no such thing as right or wrong,
Everyone does as they please.

Now strangers raise our children,
They barely see Mom at night;
Our jobs are too important,
We've no time to do it right.

We've sadly failed our families;
Ruined our daughters and our sons---
No wonder kids are so confused,
That they turn to drugs and guns!

Yes, we've come a long way, baby,
As those pretty ads all say;
But life was so much better then,
Way back in Grandma's day!

2002 by Kathryn Brandon; all rights reserved.
This poem is my original work, and may not be
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