Friday, October 1, 2010

Equality

She made it a point to remind me that all
her kids were treated equally.She must have
been so proud of that given the number of times
she brought it up.

I never made a difference in my kids.
You were all treated the same.
,she said each
time I'd visit.

I finally told her, But Mama,we weren’t the same.

I didn't realize she was apologizing.

16 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, now THAT is a really cool twist! Fantastic.

gospelwriter said...

I always wonder when people repeat something over and over, who are they trying to convince? - themselves or the one they're talking to? Nice post...

Jingle said...

terrific twists...
love your perspective.

kashaw said...

fantastic piece, Kx

Mary said...

Oh, Judy, that really packs a strong punch.

Diane T said...

Judy, I am sure you treated them all the same. Fairness is fairness = equality.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Poor Mothers... so much to apologize for in later years, to children who will have to apologize in turn.

flaubert said...

Great piece Judy!
Pamela

Ellie said...

Thanks Judy, I like the twist! We as mothers, try to do our best!
Glad you shared this!~

Victoria said...

Heart stopper Judy - really strong in this version.

Victoria said...

Heart stopper Judy - really strong in this version.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Judy,
The words,'I never made any differences', were words my mother used to also say!
Unfortunately she did......

Best wishes,
Eileen

rch said...

Hi Judy, this is great and that last line is truly killer!

Maya said...

exactly! i too always used to wonder at being treated the same by my mother... especially when, even as a child, you know each one is different to the parent...

Olivia said...

Super beautiful..
Bless the little ones loads- It's so nice to read poetry when relates with reality!!

Judy Super nice.. xox

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