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Child be mindful of life lessons taught
Love lessons a lifetime worth
Little eyes and mind patterning future choice
Compass of life formed
Mapping right or wrong from adult form

A father’s smile at a girl child’s stubbornness from birth
Wearing her coat all summer long
Papa I know it’s hot but Red Riding Hood wore her’s none stop
Memories of hours spent reading books together 
Endless question of a mind still growing
Lessons of patience, love and acceptance
Teaching his daughter what manhood consists of

Never a mother’s touch
No connection she was always distance
More of a taker never a giver
An out of town visit she was frustrated 
Wall and Child connected
Lessons of fear, anger, and non-forgiveness
Teaching her daughter mistrust of women

Adult woman accomplished woman 
Choosing the easier path, paper making
Afraid to bear fruit in case it’s sour
Forgetting that half of her was pure heaven
Instead focusing on that she devil’s evil 

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  1. Date: 3/25/2013 9:59:00 AM
    Parents do teach life lessons, of course. I like it that the father teaches the daughter about men. It's unfortunate that the mother left a lasting negative lesson. A sad poem, all in all, but fine, telling writing. Jack

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 9:52:00 AM
    Abigale, very thought provoking....i have 2-daughters in their 20's....can relate...jimbo

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 10:37:00 PM
    Your words flow so easily and naturally onto the paper. Rhythm movement emotion without effort. Well done Abigale. I will read this one again from time to time. Big Huggss Deb

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 9:10:00 PM
    I love to interpret the storiy revealed in a poem. Yours is a great story of a fathers love and the negative teachings of a terrible mother then the struggles of a grown woman who is torn between good and evil. I hope I got that right. Thank you for your kind words on my poem A Mystical Place.

    A A Avatar Ale A A
    Date: 3/8/2013 10:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Terry you got it. There is so much in all of us to say.
    Burns Avatar Terry Burns
    Date: 3/8/2013 9:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I.m sorry I meant cheaters blood.
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 1:26:00 AM
    Excellent write. Beautiful phrase. Agree with it. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs

    A A Avatar Ale A A
    Date: 3/2/2013 3:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ravi thank you for your comment. Means the world to me.
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 1:46:00 PM
    D-E-L-I-G-H-T-F-U-L my dearest Abigale! I most assuredly agree with Pace INK-U-SCRIPT, a beautiful phrase! Sweet love, Jack xoxoxoxox

    A A Avatar Ale A A
    Date: 3/1/2013 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awe shucks. Thank you :).
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 11:11:00 AM
    Love the comment down below..of course I agree. I love your word play in this write. I read it aloud as if I was in front of an audience. A strong write indeed. I understand this line and can relate... "Afraid to bear fruit in case it's sour." Love your pen sweetheart!! :)

    A A Avatar Ale A A
    Date: 3/1/2013 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Pace. I always appreciate you comments.
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:20:00 AM
    Dear Abigale, If we do not dear to love we will never know what we are missing. Yes, there are dangers, disappointments and broken hearts on our Way, it is true, But the chance you have to take for gold to find we cannot Unless to dig are ready! Beautiful writing! Welcome to the club, young one! The club of love I mean! Thank you for sharing!

    A A Avatar Ale A A
    Date: 3/1/2013 7:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Demetrios thank you.