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  An oddity
by Mark M Lichterman
Friday, November 13, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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An oddity

I’d say

I'm an oddity

in so far as

blaming my parents

for whatever

or any reason

my life

has not become

as I wish.

Never browbeaten

never beaten,

thoroughly loved

knowing, though,

swats on my ass

when deserved.

Even if hated

told to eat that

that was good for me.

Bed time

bed time

even if not


No phony rewards,

no shelved trophies

for loosing,

for when I lost

I lost.

Chores known

chores completed.

Far from rich

never poor

never without


that was needed.

Clothing handed

from older cousin to me.

Second-hand bike

my cherished prize.

Play in the alleys

worse crime

breaking a plate glass

window with a swatted ball.

No blame to my parents.

My life designed

by only myself.

No blame to my parents,

no, none at all!


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Reviewed by Geoff M. Pope (Reader) 1/13/2010
Hello, Mark --

I enjoyed this
one immensely.

Geoff M. Pope
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 11/16/2009
It's so true, Mark. Our parents raise us the best way they know how. The rest is up to us...good write.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/14/2009
Times sure have changed, haven't they? People don't want to own up, accept responsibility, blaming their parents for every thing. I like who you are, Mark. You turned out swell. :) Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/14/2009
Poor Mark, he only has himself to blame, at least I have my parents to take the blame about everything! Isn't life swell?.........LOL
Seriously, where we came from, what we are and what the future has in store is the stuff that helped Freud to be universally known, but not us!


Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 11/13/2009
Sometimes it seems natural to blame ones parent(s) for their own short-comings or for things that we feel we lack (or lacked growing up) in our lives, but as we grow older we come to understand the sacrifices our parents made for us and we also see that they did their very best ... no one could ask for more, really. I think you turned out alright, my friend (smile) ~ Your friend, Lizzie :)

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