Na/GloPoWriMo Day 21: Narcissism Begs The Question

I didn’t plan it this way but I’m not complaining.  Na/GloPoWriMo Day 21 is to be a poem revolving around Narcissism.  Insert slightly sad but half grinning face here…

Allhallow's Showcase -  Witch Walker

Narcissism Begs The Question
by Michael Romani

In this convenient moment,
I give a quiet little shout out
To the person who causes much torment
And to remove all doubt

I am told that you follow what I write
Well, to you I offer this good night
And hope you choke on my reply
At your vapid wish that I would just die

What might be said about someone
Who believes children should be naught but reflection?
What might be said about someone
Who believes children should simply jump to on direction?

You believe children are automatons who follow
Every word that you say or it just doesn't flow
Wanting total and full control over every ounce of them
Like some kind of jackpot you've fought hard to win

I watch as you show that children are to serve you
Any failure to do less simply won't and will not do
I believe we are to serve children in guiding them well
Ours is to explain and not to simply shout and tell

For now you have them dancing really, really fast
But the day will come when that just won't last
Trying to please the beyond difficult, impossible to please
Has one of our daughters about ready to flee

If all a child has is someone who ignores or scolds
What sort of a life do you think that unfolds?
We parents should be there in full reliance
Not just when the children are in their fullest compliance

Your freeze outs for perceived slights and transgressions
Has led one of our daughters to have moments of aggression
And while you might find it fun to be unpredictable and confusing
It seems the more I watch I can only see this ending in you losing

The smartest little girl in the world is thinking she isn't enough
What kind of love are you giving her?  I am calling your bluff
Last visitation she stood with tears in her beautiful little eyes
Enough is enough and I'm done with all of your tepid alibis

She and her sister are as good as they are
And I find that just right as each is their own star
You do not get to define their worth though you try
Why won't you listen and hear when they cry?

Sinfully oblivious to the heartbreak you cause
I hope when you read this, it makes you stop and pause
The damage you keep bringing will last them a lifetime
What I really want to know is why it isn't a crime...

Please take a moment and think on their emotional needs
The future tears that you've planted are bad seed
I hope to live long enough to be there when needed
Because I know these words aren't enough and won't be heeded

(c) April 21, 2018  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Origami -  See No Evil; Hear No Evil; Speak No Evil.... Have No Life?



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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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