Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Ritalin Johnnie

He was a bright lad little Johnnie
And he ran around the room
His head was always full of ideas
He was a bright lad little Johnnie
And he ran around the room
Now Johnnie doesn't run any more

Johnnie used to play his games alone
He counted toes and gurgled at the moon
He bounced around his dinner
And he set the world alight
He woke up every morning far too soon
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Johnnie used to run to feed the ducks
He ran into the water and he stood
He dribbled water all around
And made the puddles splash
Our Johnnie wasn't good at being good
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Johnnie didn't learn to share his toys
His trucks were rammed into the cupboard door
He always got excited when
The postman came to call
Now Johnnie doesn't see him any more
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Johnnie's doctor drugged him into calm
And no one else would dare to say him nay
'Professionals know what they do'
And teachers don't complain
When Johnnie's life is swept out of the way
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It's time to learn to cope with children's need
For life and dreams and flying in their head
They're singular and need to grow
In every way they can
Without their 'self' they might as well be dead.

He was a bright lad little Johnnie
And he ran around the room
His head was always full of ideas
He was a bright lad little Johnnie
And he ran around the room
Now Johnnie doesn't run any more

2002 © Charlotte Peters Rock

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1 comment:

Serg said...

I'm amazed on how many parents give ritalin to their kids, the worst thing is that it is as easy as to buy viagra, you can get ritalin anywhere.