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Author Name: FreeMarkS 5 Comments
Date Added: August 28, 2008 21:08:42 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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You Don’t Get Me

Mary Ann dropped out of college,

She couldn’t take the grind.

She didn’t want to “waste” her youth,

Developing her mind.


For eighteen years she had to do,

The bidding of adults.

She believed they didn’t “get” her,

And these were the results.


She met a boy, and married him,

Then really hit the skids;

The two divorced at twenty four,

He left her with three kids.


Depression turned to drug abuse,

For two years she was jailed.

And because nobody got her,

Her life, so far, had failed.


At thirty she went back to school,

Her path in life was found;

With hard work, she became a nurse,

And turned her life around.


Then finally she understood

That her reproach was wrong.

Adults who once controlled her life,

They got her all along.


 Her life was littered with mistakes,

Since she dropped out of school.

And looking back upon those years,

She knew she’d been a fool.


The lesson she then taught her kids,

Was easy to admit:

Her parents “got” her from the start;

‘Twas they SHE didn’t get.


For if you do not look beyond

The desires of youth.

Your lustful dreams will cloud your mind,

And blind you to the truth.


Good parents rarely ever change,

And time will make that clear.

I only hope you understand,

Before they disappear.
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Comment By: FreeLita Verella on September 26, 2009 10:52:31 AM Report
Just excellent! Thank you for sharing this wonderful write!
Comment By: PremiumEric Siedzikowski on August 17, 2009 12:42:39 PM Report
good poem
Comment By: FreeAngelface on June 29, 2009 04:47:09 AM Report
Oh my!!!! I do so agree! I agree with Graham.. Even I made a mistake! But am making a difference to get my life right! But have to say... God is my strength! Thank you once again Mark for sharing this lovely devined piece of write.  You are truly talented!!



Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on September 17, 2008 05:06:44 AM Report
This should have a place on the notice board of all schools as mistakes get harder to rectify as time goes on, excellent writing Mark and all with a moral, interesting as well as entertaining.
Comment By: FreePriscilla on August 29, 2008 09:32:13 PM Report
This is so true. and it's made me think twice about my parents. Sometimes I get tired of always doing what they tell me to do but I guess all they really want is the best for me.
Great poem! =]


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