Let me just say this prompt got me to sing that song My Boy Lollipop by Millie Small. My mother used to play it when I was younger. It’s a really catchy song. I am humming it as we speak. This prompt had me a little stumped I must admit. Here is what my scattered mind came up with.
When you are a good little boy or girl you always get the sweets
They teach us to follow the rules, colour within the lines
And we will be rewarded
They want to tell us what to choose, how to be
To keep us in little boxes
They offer us these little “lollipops” to give us the illusion of choices
© Tachira Wiltshire