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Oralya G Ueberroth

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Short Stories
· The Canary and the Lily

· I Remember You

· To Picture A Wedding Dress

· The Dryers

· The Hard Line

· Easier said than done

· Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

· On Bullying

· Turbulence

· Only one thing left to say…

· Giving Up

· What If?

· Where Are the Words?

· The Debt

· The First Time

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  Finding Fault
by Oralya G Ueberroth
Friday, August 17, 2007
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It seems like everyday...

This house is a mess.

There are clothes scattered all over the floor. 


Things are not in their place.


Just look at that old unmade bed –

It sinks a little in the middle.


There is always a mess in this house.


I say that in observation more than complaint,

Just as one would say, “there is a rug” or “a drape”

Or “a ghost”

In this house.


There is a mess –

A monster thing - with a mind of it’s own.


Just look at that bed –

That old unmade bed.

I conceived 3 children in that bed.

Lost one though.


It’s got to be around here somewhere.


One small and dirty neglected child –

Living under a pile of laundry that is

Walking itself down the hallway to the washer –


Are you actually telling me

You can’t see it???


Just look at that bed

Look at it –

Neglected, abandoned,

Like the city buildings that can no longer speak

Of better days – or other days

They can only stand – windowless and empty

Offering mute testimony to the passage of time.


Time passes,

And this house is apparently

Not going to clean itself.




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Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 3/11/2008
Like a movie scene in my head! "...One small and dirty neglected child –

Living under a pile of laundry that is

Walking itself down the hallway to the washer " this made me laugh, what an image
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/20/2007

Very unique composition. "Finding Fault" is pictured as a daily domestic affair, but it comes with an intrisic message that strikes one's sense of social responsibility. I also read it as a political satire.

I have enjoyed the reading of "Finding Fault".

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

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