My Harry Chapin Moment

My Harry Chapin moment
Just happened
When my son told me
His friend said the FooFighters series
Was cool
Not such a big deal
But for five or six weeks
I’ve been saying the same thing
About the same show
It’s true, dads just don’t know
Our moxie long gone
From the view of the shallow eyed yutes of today

So I called him out
In a joking kind of way
Asking him if the show had credibility
Now that his friend
Had dropped a little hipster knowledge

“Yeah, something like that.”


My boy was, indeed, just like me
And it left me feeling for my dad
When I dismissed him
And his dad when he…
And his…

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