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Below is the poem entitled Mistake which was written by poet Jo Hayton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Two pictured perfect
Oh dear then came three

Mum and Dad loved each other
I am sorry but happy 
They stumbled and fell with me

I had to share your room
You even had it painted
In the clinical white you have come to know

But I was just a little kid
You even had our duvets
Look like a stephen king clown horror show

I tried to stretch my arms
And inject a little artistry 
My time would never really shine

I am not sure what was in our hearts
But whatever genes were injected
They're will could not reach mine

I think we all know
Something went wrong
Something along the way

But I will never hurt 
Never ever, for the gift
Of being able to feel life in awe and decay

I am advertising space
For all that life
Has to shed and pour out

If it kicks me
Kisses me
Shakes me all about

I am happy to feel
Every single bruise
Every emotion cut to the very core

If a life happened 
To fall upon me
When unexpected

Then the least I can do
Is it let it take from me
All it wants to explore...

Copyright © Jo Hayton

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  1. Date: 5/10/2009 11:54:00 AM
    What a nice impressive well penned poem. Keepon posting. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/8/2009 2:54:00 PM
    Your poem sets the stage for a sibling rivalry in a very creative way, Jo. How gently you convey the way you "stumbled" into your family's life unexpectedly. And I don't believe I've ever heard a phrase more profound than "I am advertising space For all that Life Has to shed and pour out." This is a masterpiece! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/4/2009 6:32:00 AM
    Yes, a very soul searching write~along the path of lifes winding road....I sincerely love this write! Written so well within many ways; and for many reasons!? And anytime one reaches into "The Treasure of Their Soul"~then jewels and gold shall always be found...."Excellent Write Jo!"~Blessings and Warmth Always To You and Your Loves, John!:) Bye ~

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 6:33:00 PM
    What a beautiful poem ... and it evokes so much empathy ... continue to be strong ... in your write, love it!