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Do This, Do That

by Barry Louis Polisar

Stop moving about,
Sit up straight,
Comb you hair,
Now don't be late.
Do this, do that,
Sit still, don't move.
Don't do anything
I don't approve.

That's all we hear. That's all they say.
Every night and every day.

Be quiet. Shut up.
Go change your clothes.
Behave yourself.
Don't pick your nose.
Drink this, Eat that.
Sit down, grow up.
Move here, sit there.
Don't interrupt.

That's all we hear. That's all they say.
Every night and every day.

Move fast, Slow down.
Now look what you've done.
Who gave permission
For you to have fun?
Button your lip.
Go zip your fly.
Your finger is bleeding;
Now tell me why?

That's all we hear. That's all they say.
Every night and every day.

You're eating too fast,
Now don't deny it.
Don't talk so much.
Why are you so quiet?
Go here. Go there.
Don't wheeze Don't sneeze.
Get off the floor.
Don't move. Don't breathe.

That's all we hear. That's all they say.
Every night and every day.

Copyright by Barry Louis Polisar



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