Our younger generation
When expressing veneration
Seem to follow a very, very simple rule
They have no hesitation
In showing admiration
Describing anything that’s grand as really “Cool”
Would you describe Beethoven’s work as “cool”?
Is cool the only adjective taught in school?
Have these kids no strong emotion
Are they taught no depth-devotion
Is their learning so completely miniscule?
Another descriptive word they use is “Awesome”
It’s a word they use expectantly to floor some
It’s hard to understand
How it got so out of hand
The overuse of “Awesome” is so bore-some
Parents must take a greater leading role
Attempt to reach their youngster’s inner soul
Let’s not at all forsake them
Grab hold of them and shake them
So they can reach a first-rate cultured goal
©Copyright February 28, 2001 by Stan Cooper
Cartoon ©Copyright February 2001 by Donald Hunt