Expectations set for a Child
Influences, whether harsh or mild.
For me, low hurdles were set.
Acting dumb. . . expectations met.
Brain became lazy, ‘til one day
Concentration was left at bay.
Tired of ridicule as stupid.
Others saw not, me as I did.
Determined to prove myself smart.
A change in actions I did start.
Studying hard, but persevered.
Concentrate on concentrating I steered.
Today I know a thing or two.
Brains can get flabby like muscles do.
If exercise body and brain
Signs of old age will help refrain.
– – June Nash