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I Understand
by Ann Gray

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Interspection during usual daily duties.


 

                                    I Understand

 

Father, let them know I understand…

For once, I too was young and Time

Went quickly, like grains of sand…

Trickling down an hourglass. Alas,

The hours passed, and then a day.

I’d lay me down, remembering, I’d say

“Tomorrow, Mom, I’ll call,” then fall asleep.

So tired, conscience-smitten; so deep

My guilt, sometimes I’d dream and, restless,

Wake and, oft-times, silently I’d weep,

Fearful lest she think I loved her less.

Then when tomorrow dawned, hurriedly,

I’d call and find her gone. Marketing, perhaps.

At least, not home, alone.

Then, conscious clear, proceed to do

The thousand things in my routine

Of chores, like all the other days – none new –

But time consuming…my daily hours too few.

And another day went past, so fast

For me.  And another, and things became awry.

My thoughts would go a-wandering…why?

Something pricking conscience, brain──

Dear Mom, I’d forgotten Time again.

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Joy Hale 7/19/2011
I enjoyed this poem, it tells of a too often repeated scenario where we, as children, put off that call to home and family members. Your description was oh, so familiar... and real! Well done.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by pat medlin 1/13/2010
i liked this a lot...



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