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PostSubject: Siblings   March 17th 2010, 7:41 am

Twisted Evil Razz tongue
The large brood
And the pecking order
We know all about these,
From oldest to youngest
To the one in the middle,
To the one on mother’s knees.

As one is grown up
Ready to go into the world
Yet the youngest is yet to see
The middle age one
Defiantly rebels
While the one on the way
Is yet to be.

Mother and Father try so hard
To stretch themselves thin
So the older take over
And boss you around
Till the parents come round
And step in.

How we bicker, how we fight
Tear at each other with a fuss
Scream and holler
Break things
Then everyone’s quiet,
Angelic like
When discipline is certainly a must.

“I didn’t do it, he did” –
“No she did not I” –
And Father yells
“Shut up, be quiet,
I will not put up with a lie!”

Now someone has to be the scapegoat
Let it be the younger of all
They are naïve, so trusting
Let them for us take the fall.

Disappointed Dad takes me
To the other room to ‘get it’
He bends down and says
“I know it wasn’t you”.
Then he winks and hits the bed
Telling me to scream loudly so –
And afterwards he says to me,
“Next time it won’t be you,
But the one to whom it is due.”

So smile I will
When I hear of those
With large families of their own –
So glad I have none
No daughter or son
For I’ve had enough
Of all that stuff.

I borrow a kid
When I need my fix
I spoil it rotten so –
Then I give them back
All sugared up –
It’s a payback from long ago.

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PostSubject: Re: Siblings   March 17th 2010, 7:52 am

The last stanza made me giggle ~

I loved this write because it made me think of family, a loving home and squabbles like my friends houses used to be. I was an only child and was lonely, craved siblings. Yet here you are talking of the difficulties ~ made me think a lot this piece, in a good way. Very atmospheric and strangely I felt a lot of love too .... exalt. K xx

The feather landed gently at his feet. The boy looked back up at the sky and let his balloon go. It was a fair trade. ~ quote by Dominic my wonderful son

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PostSubject: Re: Siblings   March 23rd 2010, 8:08 am

I come from a large family but we were never together so I don't have these wonderful memories you write about. yet I do know there are few bonds as strong as siblings.. Enjoyed this, expec. the stanza about Father hitting the bed and telling you to scream.. Not often you hear about such wisdom from people's parents.

Have your siblings read this? Enjoyed alot.

~ Daniel
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PostSubject: Re: Siblings   March 23rd 2010, 8:48 am

Haha, bravo cinda, so cute and cheery and true, I love the ending! Exalt.
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PostSubject: Re: Siblings   March 23rd 2010, 10:35 am

Oh my two fought like cats n dogs lol, Its so hard to be the peacemaker at times like this. I found embarrasment was a good weapon, if we were in the supermarket for instance, and they just wouldnt stop, i would starts my gorilla impersonation. They would beg me to stop and peace broke out for the whole day.


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