Grounded Poem by anais vionet

Grounded

Rating: 4.9


You "adults", you exasperate me
with your evasions and delays.
You're going to have to change
some of the ways that you behave.
You aren't doing your homework,
you haven't cleaned the planet,
You aren't standing up to bullies,
you haven't been sharing your things,
and you're even playing with guns.
And you're pretending everything's ok.
You were taught better than this.
Sorry, but.. You're all grounded people.
And hand over those phones!

Saturday, October 10, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: earth,guns,homework,teen
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
grounded isn't the worst - but it's close
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Terry Craddock 10 October 2020

'You " adults" , you exasperate me with your evasions and delays' you have perceived a true echo of childhood personalities, below the surface ingrained within character flaws, tipping the balance back towards a time of toddler feet denial and evasion

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Terry Craddock 16 October 2020

Business Profit Interest Evasions Delays international business corporate business local business all are masters at evasive delays when it suits owing payments gaining interests on accounts not promptly paid money withheld excuse cheque in mail was policy old school evasion delay tactics Inspired by the poem 'Grounded' by the poet anais vionet. Dedicated to the poet anais vionet.

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Terry Craddock 16 October 2020

I wrote the split image 'Echoes Of Playground Evasions Delays Polished', and the poem 'The Art Of Evasions Delays In Discourse', inspired by the poem 'Grounded' by the poet anais vionet and dedicated to the poet anais vionet. Part of the appeal of this poem is having two teenage daughters just below the age of anais, the truth and justification of the accusations made, and the confiscated phones, a threat my wife too often employs.

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Kostas Lagos 10 October 2020

I love the way this poem is written...reminds me of what I was saying when I was young. Then I grew up and became a perfect hypocrite like all the other adults!

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Khairul Ahsan 19 October 2020

I read this poem, rated it and commented on it nine days earlier. Now I write again to congratulate the young poetess on her poem's selection as the 'Member Poem of the Day'. Many congratulations, Anais!

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Bri Edwards 14 January 2023

five stars

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Bri Edwards 14 January 2023

I haven't 'had' a god in over 50 years, so I'm to be excused for ANY of MY behavior. DON'T touch my phone! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! I'm warnin' you, anais! bri : )

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Bri Edwards 14 January 2023

I'm a first-time reader of this poem but have enjoyed quite a few from anais (not all) in the last few months. People should NOT be expected to be any better than their god/gods is/are at doing what some moralist may consider 'the right way to act'! ! !

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Hans Vr 20 October 2020

I love this poem. Even though I have been an for quite some time, I have kept alive the ideals I had when I was in my teens. I thoroughly hope that more young people do keep their ideals throughout life and do not let them be swept away by " adults" who failed to live up to their own ideals

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Sandra Feldman 19 October 2020

Great Poem! You tell 'em! A lot of talk, but those that make the rules for others are the first to brake them. I totally agree with you, we certainly have no right to destroy this gorgeous, generous blue planet. And those that do should be exiled to outer space and yes, with their phones taken away. This poem certainly deserves to be, Poem of the Day! Congratulations

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