A poem about forgiveness and a skill that is needed to form long-lasting relationships amid human failings. Forgive and forget, that’s what they say, So you can be a fool for them on yet another day.
She’s a wonderful woman – that’s all I can say, Let’s us make our mistakes and find our own way. No protests when we make our housework easy, With routines and ideas that would drive her crazy.
She’s there for a reason and her reason is money. If you’re not doing well she won’t find your jokes funny! She can’t understand why you treat her so well, When here purse is empty and her budget’s shot to hell.
Can we stop and just listen to what they say? ‘Cos the wheel will keep turning until every dog has it’s day. Can we withhold judgement even when we don’t agree? Even when their ideas make us want to shout and scream?
Do you ever, Leave your house without your phone, Call up somebody who lives alone? Feel grateful for the friend who was there through the sad, Let your maid have a day off when her back is bad?
Can we call out that woman – the one who hates, Who won’t support her sister until it’s too late. Who gives support to the man who does women harm, Even though she knows he’s the one in the wrong.
Freedom is the right to express my opinion,
That’s tied to a duty to have respect for your feelings.
Freedom is the quiet that sings thought the noise,
And the happiness I feel when I hear your voice.
It’s so important to have routines, familiar paths to tread. Time together and time alone, Time to visit our parents and keep in touch on the phone.
I visit my friend and she’s at the table,
Feeding her son who is perfectly able,
To eat on his own. He’s almost a teen!
I wonder why it is that she just can’t see.
With a spoon in her hand and love in her heart,
This is her way of bringing him up.
Do women deserve a weekly off, or do they need to pay,
For the sins of their husbands mother,
On that seventh day?
The mother who did what she thought was right,
Who never took a break.
Who was an obedient daughter-in-law, who accepted without a fight.
For God’s sake don’t argue, just spend!
Don’t drive your family round the bend.
Take a rickshaw or take a cab.
Is the saving worth driving your children mad?
I want to do for you as you did for your mother,
But we both want to do it our way.
With love and respect for each other,
And space where we both have our say.
I don’t know you so I pass you by,
When I walk past every day.
You start to wish me, with a smile in your eyes,
And I think that you’re friendly and it’s a nice surprise!
My friend for a reason, I thought you were true, But you ran when you thought I had need. I was your friend for all time, And I thought you were mine, But now things have changed and there’s no going back.
I loved you, so I never said no. I wanted you to have order in your life, So I cleaned up after you. Now, you’re growing up and I can’t face the tantrums. You don’t have the ability to take the knocks that life will give you, And you don’t have the independence you needContinue reading “I loved you”
I chose you and I lost my ability to see. I couldn’t see your failings, though I was aware of them before. It’s not that I was blind, but that I didn’t want to see. Deep down inside, I think accepting your flaws was a reflection on me. Because you were MY choice.
I could look at you in envy For all the things you have, The ease with which you cope, Your luck when things get bad.