Margaret Alice

Rookie - 3 Points (The Crystal Age / Pretoria - South Africa)

2010/11/28 A Million Faux Pas - Poem by Margaret Alice

You know so many things intuitively, understand the kids’
problems easily, you always manage to explain problems
with feelings, when I felt sidelined in their lives you told me
to watch out for the surprise – and there it was, a small
liqueur glass with sweet Muscadel

Your lopsided smile contritely confessing you knew you
were in the wrong, but we can be friends again because
I waited and did not say anything – when I explained and
could not stop to indicate exactly what was wrong with the
scenario of meeting fanatics

Wanting to take over one’s life and take charge of one’s
dreams, and you forbade me to go on unless I took positive
steps to put those fanatics out of my life, I felt the loss of free-
dom – then rejoiced because having the choice to be emo-
tionally exploited by fanatics and

To be cherished and over-protected by you; I choose YOU
all the time, thank you for being the strict, logical, pragmatic,
loving disciplinarian that you are, saving me from
a million faux pas…

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 28, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 15, 2011

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