Thursday, 26 April 2018

Blessing in Disguise

HEAD DOODLING BACK


They catch each little misstep
and with kindly, caring grace—
they point out the right direction
by gently getting in your face.


And just in case, you’ve overlooked
that vexsome fatal flaw,
they take the time—to point it out:
deftly hid, midst blah-blah-blah.


They’re sweet and giving—to a fault
and seldom dally to dispense
the inestimable value
of putting in—their own two cents.


And yet, despite the flak—and knack
for getting underneath your skin,
when you bring a big mess to their door:
family lets you in.


note:  published on the website of the The Society of Classical Poets, April 2017.

photo:  Little White House in Deer Lake Park - W. Bourke

© 2013 Wendy Bourke

20 comments:

  1. I loved this picture of what family is really like. They know one through and through - the goods and the bads. But yes, even though they may criticize at times they never turn their back on you!! I like the rhyme in this poem too, Wendy.

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  2. The warmth of a united family is to be cherished!

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  3. Like your rhyme scheme and the narrative of the warmth of family.

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  4. How well you describe a loving family in your poem Wendy and how lucky to be a member of one as indeed I am.

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  5. This is beautiful!πŸ’œ Family embraces us regardless of our faults and love runs deep as we are related by blood πŸ’œ

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  6. This is funny and just so spot on. I nodded my head, remembering so many family conversations that may have left me rolling my eyes, but not doubting my family's (crazy) love.

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  7. I love it... you have to bear that nagging and just shrug it off... when it's your turn they will be there for you.

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  8. It is true of some families...then there are others. They see your faults, and never miss a chance to point them out....blessed are the families, doing their best...never wrong.

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  9. Lol. I enjoyed the rhyming. And it's true family tend to see faults more than anything else.

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  10. Oh yes family and those close that we call family let you in with that big mess....family is definitely something hard to describe, but I think you have done a fab job here!

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  11. Many of my friends have dysfunction with their family and so do I. We love them but would we pick them if we had a choice?

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  12. his rings so true in many cases... love the last two lines

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  13. The last two lines of the first and last stanza will make me grin for days. Thank you for this. Might have to read it aloud at the next gathering. :-D

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  14. This left me with the biggest smile!

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  15. when you bring a big
    mess to their door:
    family lets you in.

    Family support will always be there even for a frequent 'naughty person' who brings trouble! Very true Wendy!

    Hank

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  16. So heart- warming and a good reminder of the blessings of family.

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  17. nice one Wendy, good narrative style.

    much love...

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