Didn’t they teach you in school
You don’t treat people this way
Didn’t they tell you, didn’t they show u
Or were u just absent that day.
Was kindness ever talked about
Was compassion ever discussed at length
Was loyalty, honesty, steadfast integrity
And devotion to loved ones ever raised.
Didn’t they warn you about selfish desires
Didn’t they caution you against greed.
Didn’t they teach you to put others before yourself,
And forewarn of the perils of conceit?
What happened to chivalry
And dedicated responsibility
Did consequences ever matter
Or were you simply praised no matter what the results may be.
Is that why I never mattered
Not my feelings, my hurt or my tears
When you chased after another
Assuming I’d always be here
Did the school room teach you nothing?
Did you learn nothing from your peers at play?
Even the school yard offers the lessons
That a classroom’s 4 walls may neglect to make.
The life lessons you were never taught
You thought you were winning this game
Cheating your way to the top
But you’re not.
- Daily Prompt: The New School (dailypost.wordpress.com)