You want success, don’t you?
Study hard! Cram!
Go to University.
Pass your exam!
It’s a piece of paper, that counts.
Cleaning? You’re cleaning? That’s poor!
You need a respectable job and more.
Teaching? Never saw you as one of them.
Get out of your comfort zone.
It’s the bottom-line that counts.
Moving interstate? Why can’t you work at home?
Ooh, you need a boyfriend.
He’s not right, give him the flick.
He’s nice, when are you getting hitched?
You’re engaged? That’s a bit quick.
You’re married! Congratulations! What about kids?
Hmmm, you need to lose weight.
Sure you’re not pregnant?
Better travel first, mate.
A house, you need a house. Location, location, location.
Save your dough.
Go on strike, get more.
Deposit, mortgage, life insurance—nest-eggs, you know.
Keep busy and if you’re not, look busy.
You’re too busy, get rest.
What? No friends?
Get a life, get some zest.
You’re not well. See, I told you so.
Too many toxins.
Take these vitamins.
Pills won’t work.
Diet and exercise.
Keep busy, save, work hard…Aargh!
Jesus said: “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.” John 10:27
© Lee-Anne Marie Kling 2017
Feature Photo: Sulphur Crested cockatoo © L.M. Kling 2019