(How do you know it's a poem if it doesn't rhyme?
Maybe it's not.)
I'm older the you. Respect me:
I may be stupider then you,
weaker then you,
unable to spell asphyxiation
But I'm older and you're not.
I drink and I smoke.
I swear and I cuss.
I don't believe in God and I don't like Jesus.
And I'm a confirmed homicidal maniac.
But I've been around longer then you, so I'm better.
You could go to school,
learn calculus, Shakespeare, and the laws of physics.
Maybe change your name to Pope John Paul III and become the next pope.
But I'll still be older then you.
Holier than thou.
Everyone deserve courtesy. Respect must be earned. The right to respect is an American myth.