Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted May 11, 2019


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Latchkey Larry

by djsaxon


The author has placed a warning on this post for violence.
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LATCHKEY LARRY

I see parents every day
who really don't know shit from clay
Double income, mortgage driven
Rationalise the unforgiven

Kids left alone with the remote

Microwave a pizza
Dad and I are off to dinner.
We know you'll love the topping
and the sour dough's a winner

Kids left alone with the remote

You'd love to hang outside, I guess
but 'stranger danger' lurks.
Just play with all the stuff we've bought
the electronic perks

Kids left alone with the remote

We're off right now, we'll be back soon
Have lots and lots of fun.
The house is yours again but please
don't mess with daddy's gun

Kid's left alone with the remote

Three children dead at Larry's school
and no one left to blame...
His dedicated Mom and Dad
still wallow in the shame

Kids left alone with the remote

I see parents every day
who really don't know shit from clay
Double income, mortgage driven
Rationalise the unforgiven

D J SAXON 2019



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"remote" is intended as a metaphor for 'digital parenting'
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