The son had a college degree
A master’s, I believe…
Child psychology was the specialty
He got along with kids pretty well
And helped out with kids assigned to him
that had backgrounds dysfunctional
On a weekend day
Of course this was in the nineties
Before government funding was cut.
Nine to five was daily office work for the graduate
his matched kid and he bonded like older and younger siblings.
The only thing the graduate’s father had to say
To his son, helping out other’s sons was
“The time you spend with the kids
Instead should be used for hunting for a girlfriend, a future wife.
I want to play with grandchildren before I’m too old to enjoy them”.
The son had heard this line before
Way too many times
It wasn’t going to happen at father’s command though
Grandpa wannabe either didn’t care or conveniently forgot
The dysfunction and conscience malfunctions
he raised his own “useless” children with.