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Try Try Again
by Angels Are Near
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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I have tried to save her all my life.

She says it’s harming her marriage now.

All this time and so much is lost.

She could have been a better person

had they all listened to me then.

I tried to spare her from herself.

I tried to tell them about the drinking,

the pills, the cover-ups at the holidays.

I stopped covering it up and they still

tried to cover it for me as if the secret

was safe with me in my own house.

My life was altered and forever changed

when they all gave up on her addiction.

I was a little girl with a broken mommy.

I just wanted to fix her to make her better

so we would have a better tomorrow.

I tried so hard to save her all of my life

yet now my sister says we have to do

something. After all this time?

The damage is done and there’s little

room for repair. Yet I am asked to step

up and confront her again - years of

acceptance and self-therapy telling myself

I am better because of this reality I was

raised in. I am stronger because I have

a broken parent. Accepting the fact that

they all gave up on our mother and I never

did. I kept trying and trying to save her and

now they want me to step in again? When

does it become too late?  When is Enough?

To save my sister's marriage after so much was

lost... Lost in the denial of living their own lives

and not having to deal with my childhood. 

I was the little girl with the broken mommy and

I just wanted to fix her and make her better.

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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 12/20/2004
So sad and well penned.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 12/16/2004
A sad pen indeed Angel. It is hard to open the eyes of others when they sew them shut with conceal or doubting threads. You stand tall and do what your heart tells you.
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 12/16/2004
A touching write, I hope everything turns out ok

Reviewed by Jeff Mason 12/16/2004
All we can do is try... until we can no longer try. Intensely emotional write. -- Jeff
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/16/2004
Sometimes it is never enough for those who have the talent to handle these situations. Evidently you are special or they wouldn't call on you. I agree with Sue, one more try might do it! I wish you all the best,my prayers go with you...
Reviewed by Sue Hess 12/16/2004
my daughter could have written this about me years ago and her love and that of her sister and brother eventually saw me thru it but i cringe at the years and Christmases lost to my addictions. my heart goes out to you and the years you have spent wishing things were different. maybe one more try will work...i was in my thirties before i straightened up but i have been sober and straight for 20 years now. it can happen

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