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Friday, November 21, 2014

How Many Times Did My Mother Call My Name

How Many Times

How many times did my mother call my name?

and how many times did my father call my name?

Or, your mother called you or your father called your name?

And of those many, many times, some were calling you for dinner which interrupted your play, or mine.

Out of love and responsibility she called you, she called me.

And of those many times how many times was it to criticize or to punish you?

Out of love and responsibility she called you, she called me, he called you, he called me.

But of those many, many times, how many times did she or he call you or me to praise you or me?

I’m thinking…

I’m trying to remember…

Perhaps I’m too old to remember.

Maybe it was too long ago.

Maybe…

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© Steven Fletcher

November 21, 2014
Posted by Steven Fletcher at 12:17 PM
Edited on: Friday, November 21, 2014 12:22 PM
Categories: Poetry