Traveling Back


Is it a child

or a grown woman

that stands before me now?

The mornings

are greeted

by the storm of you coming through,

fussing and fighting

about what all others have to do.

You are the Queen

without a throne

or that empire of riches.

When some good fortune

just happens to pass,

you take all the credit

and the bulk of the pot.

Others prop you up

allow you to live

in your world of illusions.

Heaven forbid

someone points out a fault

cause the pouting

and shouting

and that stomping around

to drown out all the sounds.

While others have to earn

make up for your slack

there's no room for thank yous

or nods for a job well done.

We can always expect

that we haven't done enough

that not so kind remark

frowns of dissatisfaction

blames for all the mess ups.

It must be nice

to be surrounded by such strong support

a security that it will never waver.

Perhaps for once

you ought to step back

appreciate that entourage

before they all walk away.

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Ericdierker 12 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Very interesting. I hope I never meet this person.

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always exploring 12 months ago from Southern Illinois

Wow, I think we all know ' one ' Traveling back in time, I think I know more than one. Powerful words to be pondered!

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Suhail and my dog 12 months ago from Mississauga, ON

"Perhaps for once

you ought to step back

appreciate that entourage

before they all walk away."


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AliciaC 12 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

She certainly sounds like a very difficult person to deal with! I hope I don't meet anyone resembling her.

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MsDora 12 months ago from The Caribbean

Good counsel! This individual would be wise to listen.

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pinto2011 12 months ago from New Delhi, India

Very neatly and truly written as we all at times live in illusion which we ourselves fear to be shaken.

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aviannovice 11 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Excellent work. We all have someone like this in our lives, and it is usually in the workplace.

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old albion 11 months ago from Lancashire. England.

So bittersweet are your words, I feel they are perhaps aimed at ones children who can annoy and upset us so. Our love for them is boundless however but they do not seem to know. Well done.


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