Ernestine Northover

Rookie - 110 Points (25th March 1943)

Childhood - The 21st Century


How advanced they are, these children of the future,
Like small adults, within their tiny frames,
They grow up in a fast 'speed driven' culture,
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  • Rookie Ashley Stone (3/26/2009 6:56:00 PM)

    Being a product of this 21st century I understand what you mean and long for a childhood I know I shall not receive. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Andrew Blakemore (3/21/2008 3:46:00 PM)

    Yes children seem to grow up far too quickly nowadays. It's a real shame. Great write, I really enjoyed reading it. Andrew x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bethany Cook (4/28/2007 10:24:00 PM)

    hi,
    i am 17, writing an essay for society and culture about this topic...how childhood has changed since previous generations. anyone who may read this, i would love to hear any opinions and thoughts about this issue. ANYTHING will be muchly appreciated! !
    this is a great insightful poem...keep working! !
    thanks
    bethany

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  • Rookie Brian Dorn (1/4/2007 1:23:00 PM)

    Excellent thoughts, Ernestine... 'childhood' has certainly changed over the past thirty years. I suppose technology is to blame and, unfortunately, there's probably no turning back. Good write! !
    Brian (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Sylvia Spencer (9/12/2006 4:36:00 PM)

    Ernestine the poems that we write about the new kids on the block, if only they were like the children we knew so much wisdom and a really great poem cheers Sylviex (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joseph Petrocelli (3/27/2006 10:28:00 AM)

    So pleased to find your work again. Missed it at CP. I couldn't agree with you more. I read some of the poems written by very young teens, suicide, depression. The world doesn't allow them to be children anymore. You write with such force on this one. Joe (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (2/25/2006 5:20:00 AM)

    There is so much wisdom in this, the type of wisdom that is so very precious.We must all
    take a step back before taking any steps forward if we are to learn at all.
    Brilliantly put.Love Duncan.
    Lesson one for Childhood, a piece of plain paper, a box of colouring pencils and an eternal
    day of peace. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Graham Jones (1/31/2006 8:19:00 AM)

    Ernistine you are with out a doubt my favourite poet, and very good friend, I so much admire your work, and this is just so well thought out it speaks to you with its flow, and good sense, I love it to bits.Regards Graham. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anabelle Compano (1/4/2006 6:52:00 PM)

    Along with the others, I have given you
    a much deserved ten.
    A though proking and serious poem.
    In one sense, because of the present
    state of the world, one could have the
    feeling of hopelessness. That said,
    we all know, each of us, can do our
    part to make the world a better place.
    God bless.
    Anabelle (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Simon Whild (10/22/2005 6:54:00 AM)

    A poem showing great depth of perception. I feel much the same myself even though I'm not (yet) a parent. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mary Nagy (8/31/2005 11:33:00 AM)

    This definately makes you wonder...I feel horrible for the world kids of today are growing up in. Especially the violence that is around them everyday...there's no avoiding it. I think this steals their innocence aways quicker than anything. Reality is harsh, no doubt about it. Very thoughtful poem Ernestine (Mary) :)
    I am enjoying your work very much. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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