What Students Need Today Is a Drug Problem
day, a friend read that a methamphetamine lab had been found in an old
farmhouse in the adjoining county. He asked me a rhetorical question, ''Why
didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?''
I replied: I had a drug
problem when I was young: I was drug to church on Sunday morning.
I was drug to church for
weddings and funerals.
I was drug to
family gatherings and community socials no matter the weather.
I was drug by my ears when I
was disrespectful to adults.
I was also
drug to my bedroom for a good licking when I disobeyed my mom, told a
lie,or we brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect,
spoke ill of the teachers, or if I didn't put forth my best effort in
everything that was asked of me.
I was drug to the kitchen sink
to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profane four-letter word
AND got a lickin'!
I was drug out to pull weeds
in Mom's garden and flowerbeds.
I was drug to the homes of
family, friends, and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow
the yard, repair the clothesline and, if my mother had ever known that I took a
single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back.
Those drugs are still in my
veins; and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, and think. They are
stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin; and, if today's children had this kind
of drug problem, America would be a better place.
-- Author Unknown
By Susan Darst Williams • www.GoBigEd.com • Class Clown 010