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You Never Learn-Scars Left Behind

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You Never Learn-Scars Left Behind

Dad is pushing up daisies today. He did away with himself on New Year’s Day. He lodged a bullet into his own chest. Less than a week later, he was laid to rest. Down to Atlantic City, you and Mom would roam. All our depressed father could do was stay home. You desired to dump more money in a casino. Dad pleaded with you not to go. What a horrible scene you witnessed with your eyes. Our father fashioned his very own demise. Of course, you were filled with regret. However, you too easily disregard and forget. Even that didn’t stop you from losing your money. Do you think destroying yourself is funny? Robert Pettit

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  1. Date: 2/16/2013 11:23:00 AM
    Robert belated congrats on what I can only assume was a very difficult one to write....David

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 10:01:00 AM

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 3:58:00 AM
    Powerful and devestating, Robert...congratulatons to you sir - Tim

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:55:00 AM
    Robert, Congratulations with your wonderful and awesome winning poem... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Belated Conrats on your top spot Robert xx

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 6:56:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:16:00 PM
    Robert this is a very sad scar and wound, thanks for sharing it with trusted friends, congratulations on your special win, sending my love and caring thoughts, xxx

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:48:00 PM
    Wow! Very sad indeed. Congrats on win.

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 12:35:00 AM
    So sad ans so well- written.

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 2:13:00 PM
    Very sad friend, I'm so sorry. Heartfelt best wishes. Pete.

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 12:33:00 PM
    very powerful write on this tragedy

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 10:51:00 AM
    very sad but powerfully written! writing is a great way to vent and you've done it masterfully here...