A Loving Family Poem by amber roser

A Loving Family

Rating: 4.8

My back aches
from all the congratulatory pats.
Bestowed by those who wouldn't have
acknowledged me in the street before,
and who've shared so many conversations
about me behind closed doors.
Well done.

See I'm better.
As easy as you all said it would be
and now i can bask in this conditional love.
How happy you all must be.
I'm so glad it could all be resolved
at such little cost to yourselves
and only a small, soul shattering cost to me.

Now you can sleep again.
I mean figuratively, since you never really lost any,
but saying it to one another really showed that you cared.
Now I'm gonna leave
so you can all pat yourselves on the back
and congratulate each other on a job well done.

With my back turned
you can't see the expression on my face.
Unsurprised at the irony
that only the script has really changed,
but still you're too blinded by yourselves
to see that the actor is simply playing a part.

With my back turned
you can't see the expression in my eyes;
Mocking your mock concern
and feigning your feigned love.
Its easier like this, with my back turned
because the knowing behind my look
might actually keep you awake after all.

Don't you hate how i know
that it does.

Sunday, January 25, 2009
Topic(s) of this poem: family
Dan Taylor 26 January 2009

Great Poem Amber! Your wise beyond your years.

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Jazib Kamalvi 20 November 2020

Such a nice poem, amber. Read my poem, Love and L u s t. Thanks.

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Eric Cockrell 24 September 2011

people want love without real involvement... as you state very well here, it doesnt work that way! good work here!

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Raymond Rivera 08 October 2009

Wow, I never looked at my families love for me as conditional... Although I have never looked at the world in these eyes......I think I might start. Very well written!

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Luis Gil 06 February 2009

The painful truth and the determination to move on on your own terms. A strong back, some wisdom along the way and a hardened heart (?) The words of a warrior.

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Greenwolfe 1962 28 January 2009

Oooooooh! This is so real. This is tough stuff. If it isn't real, then you are on hell of a story teller. You put the reader right there. Excellant prose. Very professional. Well done. GW62

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