How To Shape A Child
[I have gone back and forth on posting this. I didn’t write it out of anger, although is sounds that way. Forgive me for the visually disturbing imagery. They represent my raw emotions on the matter.]
There is a way to train your children. To mold them, shape them into the person they should be.
There is a way to make them fit the box you’ve chosen.
First, you take off an arm so they can’t take hold of anything you’d wish for them to avoid. This will also ensure they won’t touch something out of curiosity or reach much higher than you feel they should (for their own well-being, of course). Be sure to only take one so that the other can still grasp what you give it.
Next, remove your child’s legs. This determines how far they can wander and keeps them close to you and therefore safe at all times.
The tongue is a must. There must be no talking back or protesting during the process.
And you had better have a good long look at their passions and take what won’t fit. (You may not need to take it; dismantling or dissecting it often works, too.)
Their soul seems like a tricky piece to fit the space but it’s really rather simple. Crushing it will always do the trick.
After that you may want to remove an eye, so they can no longer see who they really are.
And most certainly, you should take the part of them that thinks for itself. This will ensure they’ll repeat the cycle.
Instructional Warning: The finished product will very likely fit the box you’ve intended for them. But please don’t be surprised when you can no longer recognize them through the disfigured, hurting, angry, incapable, fearful, diffident and broken people they’ve become.