People seem to have lost sight
Of common courtesy and respect
Is it something they learn by life
Or is it due a parent’s neglect.
Do you stoop to their low level
Because they act with no regard
Or do you lead them by example
Show that being nice is not hard.
It can’t just be blamed on youth
Guilty also are those more mature
And they were raised with values
At least the majority, I’m sure.
To hold open a door seems small
To smile or greet simple kindness
So bring back the way we should act
We should help them expect no less.