The discussion had come and gone,
And in their opinion had gone ALL wrong.
Squirmles and Squirrel just couldn’t understand,
One of their friends, their parents just banned.
“She’s not good company and she isn’t nice.”
Their parents weren’t willing to “roll the dice”.
They weren’t willing to watch what would unfold,
Attitude, roughness, and self-worth dulled.
It was important to their parents that they be treated with respect,
They saw their self-worth as something to protect.
Squirmles and Squirrel thought that Wapin was their friend,
But their parent’s saw a different end.
“It’s not okay to subject yourself even in “good fun”,
The damage to your self-worth can’t be undone.”
“You must have self-respect.” Is what they had said,
So to ban their friend is where the discussion led.
“We are trying to protect and guide your heart;
Remember God has made you special and set you apart.
We’re not saying to be mean to those who treat you wrong,
But protect yourself and respect yourself all along.
Self-respect is essential and needed,
To know your worth needs to be deep-seated.
Don’t let anyone treat you wrong or with disrespect,
Your self-worth you must protect.”
“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.” Proverbs 22:1
Have your parents ever told you cannot play with someone any more? What was the reason? How did you feel?