My dad he never had any time for my growing
I lost my mother early in my youth.
Found my way through lots of mistakes for the knowing.
Seemed I could never make enough.
You never do make enough ....
Sometimes I felt like a child in a waste dump
or a dog picking over Monday's trash.
But now and then there's a diamond in there glowing,
if you ever get to look hard enough,
for that diamond in the rough ....
|Uncut diamond. Pic source Wikipedia|
Every kid needs to feel when he's a-growing
he's still a part of our society.
You gotta think all the rocks he is throwing
are to grab some notice from you and me.
Maybe he's wanting you to see ....
Maybe he's crying out for someone to be showing
he's an uncut diamond in the rough?
He's a diamond in the rough for the knowing
if we can stop and look hard enough,
polish up this diamond in the rough ....
Nowadays I think our kids need their mentors
tough enough to clip them around the ears.
Maybe kids wish to learn the respect that engenders
to last those kids for all their years?
Make those boundaries loud and clear ....
Perhaps we should remember to look for our diamonds,
how to recognise when they appear?
You want a diamond, takes time, heat and pressure
to turn that coal dust into gems.
Is it time we toughen up on them?
|Cut and polished diamond. Pic source Wikipedia|