Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "Tough Love"

This poem is from the May 1, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from Dreamwidth user jjhunter.  It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.


Tough Love


Sometimes care  is spelled N-O.

     No, you can't run with scissors.
     No, you can't eat cake for breakfast.
     No, you're not ready to do without a babysitter.
     No, you're not ready to drive.
     No, you can't date someone the family hasn't even met.
     No, you can't quit school without a diploma.

Sometimes the line between hero and villain
is blurred by a river of tears.

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