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Disturbingly So

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Disturbingly So

Where is the love? Where is the hugs?
It's a family meltdown, disturbingly so.
Adult children who think life is all about them.
Pent up emotions, anger and frustrations,
Petty disagreements, throwing away one another
Like paper products thrown in the dump.
Preferring a hug from their pets than each other.

It makes me sad to hear so many families feuding.
But today, seriously, give family your love and even a hug.
Communicate softly and listen to each other's view,
Even when it's hard and still healing from the hurts done.
Let's not allow another family member to pass on without forgiving.

"Talk is cheap, communication is priceless"



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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 7:54:00 PM
    Connie, a nice way of telling the sad truth of petty and selfish behavior, I suppose we relate more than we would like sometimes. Great creativity and congrats on the win :)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/5/2013 5:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Karen thank you for the congratulatory comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:11:00 PM
    CONNIE, this is a nice winning poem in PD's contest. <3 SKAT <3

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/2/2013 6:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Skat for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 5:43:00 PM
    So so true Connie!! Kudos to you for your win!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/29/2013 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Craig for the visit and kind comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 4:57:00 PM
    Nicely said...nice win..congratulations

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/27/2013 6:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the congrats. Much appreciated. Connie
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 4:44:00 PM
    congrats on your win Connie

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/27/2013 6:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Joseph thank for the congrats. Much appreciated. Connie
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 4:32:00 PM
    Connie, , CONGRATULATIONS~ and thank you for having patients and enjoying my contest... sorry I took a week in posting the winners. I had much fun in closing my Encouragement / Inspiration contest. many poems helped touch the moment. take care and have yourself a lovely day.... LINDA

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/27/2013 6:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Linda for you for a win, I'm pleased that you thought it worthy. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 12:24:00 AM
    Your poem speak powerfully about the real values in life - things which I value a lot. Thanks for reminding me, Connie. Cheers, David

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/25/2013 1:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    David thank you for the wonderful comment you've left. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 9:55:00 AM
    Wow!!! What a uplifting powerful message, for the family unit. It's so generational now, that we don't even recognize the damage. I to have been guilty and am trying to work harder, to break that cycle. It's a sad truth, but thank you for giving us a reality check!!!....excellent poem Connie thank you..big hugs:)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/22/2013 4:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Cherie thank you for stopping by and your lovely message. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 4:11:00 AM
    Wonderful poem. Simple strong message and strong words. Everybody has to spread and leave this message " Talk is cheap, communication is priceless"...Bidhu.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/22/2013 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Bidhu thank you for stopping by and for the delightful massage. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 1:39:00 PM
    powerful message here, my friend, and the last line is perfect

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/21/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jack thank you for the visit and comment. It means a lot. Warm Smile, connie
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 11:21:00 AM
    really great. nice to read.excellent poem

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/21/2013 1:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jenish thank you for the visit and comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 7:15:00 AM
    What an open and honest free verse. Keep on communicating!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/21/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ellie thank you for your encouraging comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 1:38:00 AM
    I believe we are all victims of this to some extent. Love the message and the way you presented it... very nicely done!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/21/2013 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tim yes you right. It's so much easier to get along than not. If we could bottle all the energies we waste in arguments, we could power the world with life's harmony. Thanks for the visit and leaving a comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:46:00 PM
    So true, so true, thanks for always stopping by. Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/21/2013 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Debbie thanks for the visit and your comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 3:42:00 PM
    Talk works if each party listens really listens but most come up with you are not going to change me...Great topic and excellent presentation of hte topic..Sara

    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 6/21/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have those meltdowns also..It gets rough around here sometimes with Cody and his illness..Huntington's Disease..Sara
    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/20/2013 5:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara for you wonderful comment. I was having a meltdown with my own family. As explained in my poem. Thanks for visiting. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 9:01:00 PM
    That quote is very awesome but the poem is truly priceless in itself! I really enjoyed reading this tremendous write this evening! What a harmonious piece, Great Work!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/20/2013 5:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Russell thank you for your wonderful comment. I wish my brothers and sisters would understand the quote. Thanks for visiting. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 8:07:00 PM
    A very important message given in your verse Connie, thank you for sharing xxx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/20/2013 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mystic thank you for your visit and comment. I wish my brothers and sisters would believe this is true. Warm Smiles, Connie