Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Younger Generation - Poem by Stanley Cooper

Our younger generation
When expressing veneration
Seem to follow a very, very simple rule
They have no hesitation
In showing admiration
Describing anything that’s grand as really “Cool”

Would you describe Beethoven’s work as “cool”?
Is cool the only adjective taught in school?
Have these kids no strong emotion
Are they taught no depth-devotion
Is their learning so completely miniscule?

Another descriptive word they use is “Awesome”
It’s a word they use expectantly to floor some
It’s hard to understand
How it got so out of hand
The overuse of “Awesome” is so bore-some

Parents, take a greater leading role
Attempt to reach your youngster’s inner soul
Let’s not at all forsake them
Grab hold of them and shake them
Help them reach a first-rate cultured goal

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 10, 2006

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