You Have To Be Carefully Taught

You've Got to be Carefully Taught, from Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rogers South Pacific:


You've got to be taught
To hate and fear
You've got to be taught
From year to Year
It's got to be drummed
in your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught

You've got to be taught
Before it's too late
Before you are 6 or 7 or 8
To hate all the people
your relatives hate
You've got to be carefully taught.
a1234poem a1234poem
41-45, M
1 Response Jul 21, 2010

And I was taught well. From the time I was old enough to grasp ANYTHING...I was threatened with punishment from Gode if I disobyed my mother. I sometimes hate her on a par equal to "God" ... I wish I could LOSE the hate... it is only hurting me.