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Over Reaction

I answered the phone, ‘OMG!  Was the cry.
‘What’s happened now?’ I sit down and sigh.

‘I can’t take anymore, I have just had enough.’ 
What does she mean is this another bluff?

Why oh why can they just not do it?
I have showed them so often, I am sick of it.

It’s time they were put away in a home
Why can they not just use the new mobile phone.

I’m sick of it I want to kill either them or myself
Do you think I am right Mandy? they are bad for my health.’

‘Jill my friend,’ in a soothing voice I say
‘They are not your parents, you can’t put them away.

It’s only a mobile phone, don’t feel so low
They are complicated enough for me sometimes, you know.

Your mum and dad in law are both now in their mid nineties
Give them a break come on, why don’t you please?

Leave them with their old fashioned phone
Let them get on with it, just leave them alone.

Just because you think they need bringing more up to date
Are you sure it’s not yourself you are trying to recreate.

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  1. Date: 11/24/2012 9:30:00 AM
    Dear Mandy, Wow this hits Home a little I just got a cell phone from hospital the last Phone I used was rotary dial. Good Couplet I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal (young) Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 5:53:00 AM
    another wonderful poem here, Mandy, so topical, over a hundred read it, yet only Tony below, comments,

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 5:58:00 AM
    Not everyone wants to change. Good one Mandy. Tony