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  • April 10th, 2010 | 3:01 AM
30 Poems in 30 Days - New Math

My personal challenge for National Poetry Month is to write
a poem a day about the father I have never known.


dad plus mom equals
happy family, not always,
sometimes less is more

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April 10th, 2010 09:10 am (UTC)
Sometimes less is more. That in itself is a very strong statement. Less was definitely less when we were growing up. We didn't have much money and we had to watch all our cousins get lots of things for christmas while we got very little. My father always blamed me as I needed extra money for operations ans special boots amd callipers. Again how dare I be born not perfect. He failed to see what I had to give because he was too busy worrying about how much trouble I was. No wonder I was also such an unhappy child.

Should I now forgive him just because he asks me to so that he can feel better. I think not right mow let him be on the receiving end for a while. We don't here from him for years and now because it suits him he decides he needs us.

Less is definitely more in our family.

- Anne McKenna
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April 11th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Melodye.
April 10th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
Right to the point! I looooove your poems!
April 12th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
Thank you! I appreciate you reading.
April 11th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
April 11th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Thank! Love that icon of yours!
April 12th, 2010 09:57 am (UTC)
tanita says :)
I remember in the 6th grade trying to tell a friend who'd never known a father that really, sometimes it was cool not to have one.

He didn't believe me either.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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