Why did you marry mama
and not stay true?
for life and
distorted my view
'Please tell mama this'
and her reply would be
'Please tell papa that'
I was good for
both of you
Used as a conduit
for your ugly chat
You, my hero
would get the moon
That was your promise
But you forgot that
when you chose
to be free
So in this, my life
that you never knew
I hitched to many a wagon
My choices calculated
They were replicas of you
I’d flow from one to another
and each time I’d slay the dragon
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Flow - RDP
Dragon - WotD
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This brought up my unresolved feelings about my absent father as well. Absence is a presence, isn’t it?
How true is that statement. Yes it is and I am plagued with the “What if?” questions. 😢
Sad and unfortunately true. The dark side of life well expressed.
Thanks so much Eugenia 🙂💕
Ugh……this hit home really hard. Been there done that and have a gold plated tee shirt to remind me of all the fun……well done.
Thanks Jae-lyn. 🙂💕
Yes, we are products of your parents ignorance, through no fault of theirs. They didn’t know any better at the time 😢
Adults….. forget…. young hearts ……. need love too….. and your finale, is the result….
“I’d flow from one to another
and each time I’d slay the dragon “
Thanks Ivor. Yes, you are right. Unfortunately the grown ups didn’t know what they didn’t know, if you get my drift. It takes a generation or two to learn about the psychology of it. I don’t blame anyone 😑
Ahhh…my heart sank…kids are usually the victims of the adult’s childish behavior
They didn’t know any better at the time, sadly 😢
This is so heart wrenching! Kids do suffer the most and some are scarred for life.
Yes and the scarring is so subtle. It is not until the child is older and then you realize why they are the way they are. So sad 😢
It is and your words brought that out so well!
Thank you dear Punam 💕🙂
You are welcome, Christine. 🙂💞
This is really heartbreaking.
Yes it is a sad story. Thanks for reading 🙂💕
Indeed it is Sadje 😢