Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers
Mama Bear Slam Poem My question for you is about empathy and if you're ever left wondering if it's possibly tiring to be a child with the tendency to teach adults about the possibility of differences being necessary? I strive to teach my kids empathy, compassion, truth. I think I've done my due diligence as one of two respectful, kind parents in teaching my kid not to look for vengeance not to give in to vindictiveness to take all the varied consequences even when they are ridiculous or limitless. I strive to teach my kids empathy, compassion, truth. Listen up, people! I can't, I can't I can't I can't So I'm letting Mama Bear take command She's ready to tackle the problem at hand She doesn't stand on ceremony, you understand. She has a strong voice and one demand She knows her kid - will take a chance. I strive to teach my kids empathy, compassion, truth. Because, I'll tell you what's nonsensical. I'll give you a general hypothetical Kid asked to take the high road, be impeccable While adults judge from down low, it's disrespectful If you didn't know your impact, that's defensible But now you know, so it's reprehensible. I strive to teach my kids empathy, compassion, truth. I hope you don't feel attacked I know kindness isn't in your contract But I don't want my kid having flashbacks to this kind of negative impact. Time to decide how to snap back. Maybe apologize - it's time to act. I strive to teach my kids empathy, compassion, truth. Am I in charge of teaching you too?
6 thoughts on “Mama Bear Slam Poem Slice”
Whoa! You SLAMMED that. Keep striving to teach your kids empathy, compassion, truth!
Powerful and fierce. Keep doing what you know is right, and good luck! ~JudyK 🙂
A slam poem, indeed – an indictment on those who should know better. I feel the justified fury in it – and this line so struck me: “She doesn’t stand on ceremony.” Wonderfully, powerfully crafted – I can almost see a video clip of it, spoken (-hint!!)
Go, Mama Bear! This line made me so so sad: “While adults judge from down low” What a great release this poem must have been!
I can hear the growl of Mama Bear clear and loud in your poem. I feel the intensity building to the last stanza where you ask for action from those who should know and do better but who “judge from down low.”
Love the powerful ending of this post! Mic drop! Ha Ha 🙂