“You can’t tell me what to do!” the angry girl said to her mother;
she slammed the door in her mom’s sad face and left in the car with some other.
Beware, noxious teen, you’re foolish and willful and wild!
If you lay ’round and curse, you’ll make matters much worse
for it’s a sin to get parents riled!
“I won’t go to school! It’s stupid and lame!” said the young man to his worried father;
he’d rather hang out and get drunk with his friends than listen to dad and be bothered.
Beware, gluttonous boy, you’ll not always have fun!
You’ll turn out a fool if you don’t go to school,
and one day have your own foolish son!
Honor your parents that your days may be long was the first commandment with a pledge;
they want you to follow the ways of the Lord, not to end up on someone’s knife edge.
Obey the advice of your mom and your dad
or be subject to some hell to go through;
choose respect over some passing fad.
Your folks try to train you up as a child in the way that is righteous and true.
You shouldn’t repay them with insolence; they’re doing the best they can do.
Listen to your parent so your life won’t be errant.
Hearken to your parent’s word, don’t grow up evil and absurd.
1 “But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days.
2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self control,
brutal, without love for what is good,
4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures
rather than lovers of God,
5 holding to the form of godliness but denying its power.
Avoid these people!”
2 Timothy 3:1-5 (HCS)