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Another View
by Roger A. Ochs
Thursday, October 17, 2002

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Mommy & Daddy are mad
They say it's with each other
But I'm scared
Did I do something bad?

They yell a lot & scream
Just like they told us
Never to do
It's like a scary dream.

They use words I don't ever hear
And I guess maybe they're
Naughty words
"Cause they don't say them when I'm near.

Mommy & Daddy are mad
Don't they know
Don't they care
How that makes me sad?


When I was going through a divorce, I overheard my son say to a friend, "You're so lucky. Your Mom and Dad are together." Fifteen years later and I still can't make it up to him.

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/24/2002
ya you never forget those horrible words..and even more so if they are said to you by your partner....the ocean the rain no acid can't wash the wounds...
Love tinka
Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader) 11/21/2002
Another View - oh, how you manage to capture such depth of feeling in so few and simple words, tearing my heart, bringing tears to my eyes.
Reviewed by David Leigh (Reader) 11/18/2002
There is a directness in your writing that I find enjoyable. I can relate to this situation well.
Reviewed by jing javier 10/21/2002
so sad yet touching.

hope things get better soon for both of you.
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 10/18/2002
You have such a soft and gentle heart.. but it isnt about making it up to your son.. its about him learning who you are.. lift that load off your shoulders and just love him. Hes lucky.. some never know who their father is. This is a truly heartfelt write and I hope it had something cathartic in it for you and you find some peace. katy. xox
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 10/17/2002
So very hard is it for Children to understand. Life sure can be a bitch. Heartfelt write. Ty, Dani
Reviewed by angelina arroyo (Reader) 10/17/2002
The scars are hard to get rid of. I am still trying.
Reviewed by Calendula Petal (Reader) 10/17/2002
I always tell the youngsters that come chat to me, parents arnt perfect they get it wrong too sometimes. Remember, that to be in your childs memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today. Much better to have two happy seperated parents than two that stay together and argue.
Reviewed by Mehboob Panhwar 10/17/2002
"Oh So Sad, you shouldn't have do like it"
It makes impression on your Kids! bad one.
Well , dont do this mistake again

Mehboob Ali
Reviewed by Ed Lupinacci (Reader) 10/17/2002
I am on the same page
Guilt still plagues me being apart from my kids but at the time i think it was worse with all the fighting.

you really brought this to life
terrific write
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 10/17/2002
Moving write, Roger...
The child's viewpoint makes this so painful...
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 10/17/2002
Wonderful and heart wrenching work. Roger, we have to forgive ourselves for not being perfect, even if others we wish could, never can.
Reviewed by J. Murphy 10/17/2002
This is a great view. I went through a similar thing as a kid and is very tough from the kids point of view. J.
Reviewed by Margie Hess 10/17/2002
unfortunately children are in a 'me' phase of their lifes where everything is directly related to them, so they easily accept self blame for other's actions. the really sad thing is when adults never grow out of that 'me' phase and yet still refuse to accept the responsibility for their actions, ends up in a very confusing world for adults, imagine what it is like for the kids
Reviewed by Tracey Hardie 10/17/2002
Roger, Yes it's very hard on the children. (I am a stepmother, I am fully aware of thier feelings as well as yours. My stepdaughter has never recovered the divorce ...she is now 26 married with 3 children of her own.) This is an excellent write!
Reviewed by Josephine Bohen 10/17/2002
This broke my heart. Oh for the little ones, stuck in the middle of the battlefield. Well done Mr Ochs well done
josie
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 10/17/2002
Roger, It is apparent that children say things because they don't understand certain situations. And they don't understand them because they are children. They aren't meant to comprehend adult situations. There will come a time when you and your son will be able to embrace the moments and move on from there. I will pray that happens soon for you and him,,,,Lisa
Reviewed by Linda Hill 10/17/2002
Roger , this is awesome. You know
I write alot for the children. They
don't understand when Mommy and Daddy
fight...they think they are to blame.
So sad.
Excellent write! I give this a 20+
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 10/17/2002
The fact that you are aware of this fact means that when your son next reflects on his father, he will rediscover what it was that he thought he had lost. Touching.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 10/17/2002
Roger,

Yes it is hard on them and why they
have problems I think all kids do
probably never can make it up just pick it up from here..
Excellent write..
Peggy
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