"These aren't poems. They're more like long-form fortune cookies."
Zinger ending. I like it when it gets personal.
Thanks for the compliment, but I can't take the credit for this: this was inspired by the zinger-laced phone call I received yesterday.
oh man, I love this, and what Angie said. ~
Thanks, Grapes. I hope your Sunday was better than mine. :)
The ending was unexpected but you are right, what binds us go more than blood and hereditary ~Thanks for participating and wishing you happy week ~
Thanks for your kind words. Wishing you a happy week as well.
I'm sorry...relationships in general can be tough add that extra "bond" and it can get down-right nasty...this I do know. Your poem is rich...there're a lot of important truths delivered here, Mosk. Thank you.
Thanks, Hannah. Yes, I guess familial familiarity breeds contempt.
Ooh, I love the ending! I feel the same way a lot of the time.
Thanks, Opal. Glad / sorry you can relate. :)
oy, biting closing line. You zinged it home. I love what you say about love being volitional, "earth to animal....human to earth."
Thanks, love feeds love and so on, or at least, it would in a perfect world.
That end, oh that end...a perfect closing statement to a well laid out case.
Thanks, it's reportage mostly.
That second stanza is perfect. I have experienced some of the last line with my own mom before - we are doing better now but she is a "it's all about me" personality. Sometimes, people never grow up.
Yes, I've spent a long time trying to be the good son. Now, I'm just trying to be me.
Absolutely lovely..! Loved the last line.. a personal touch is always heart-warming :Dxoxo
Thanks for your encouraging comment.
Ah that ending...love it. I say to my family, "The road I drove in on is the same you can take to find me."
Killer ending. Nothing if not volitional, indeed!
Yes, if I could force someone into living me I wouldn't have been single until 39. Thanks.
Whew. ZING. Well done.
I wasn't trying for the shpritz, I was just inspired.Thanks.
Yes, you nailed it - in so many ways!
PS I am reminded of my favourite bumper sticker: 'WRITERS have the last word'. Mwahaha!
Thanks, and yes, I echo your mwahahaha!