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"As a Child to Man, The Turning"
When the father is missing Where goes the child Walking barefoot wild on a beach where all his sandcastles are washed away and mothers and sisters are holy their towers high unreachable he is measured against the merit of the missing father unrecognisable, unattainable and his life lessons discovered in a bitter prison of learning as a Child to Man understanding LOVE is the forgiveness of abandonment his truth is found freedom floods like his lost Ocean in The Turning (LadyLabyrinth / 2020)
“Fires are Burning”, No Rest for the Wicked / Ozzie Osbourne https://youtu.be/FlCoc_OismQ
"The introduction to his heartache began as a child So it's no wonder that he grew up to be so wild. So he protected his feelings in walls he imagined But castles crumble exposing the frightened child"

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Date: 6/18/2020 3:31:00 PM
Leanne i watched a BBC documentary regarding gang crime and shootings in deprived black city's in America. And it was very objective refreshingly blunt and honest from Black older men openly admitting and saying they have to take some responsibility for the younger generation as they have been abscent fathers and have not been great role models or instilled better values in there kids lives. Formative years who's foundation were built on sand
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Christopher Flaherty
Date: 6/21/2020 9:39:00 PM
Cheers Bud thank you ta
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Christopher Flaherty
Date: 6/21/2020 9:38:00 PM
Here is 1 for you Leanne I watched a Movie called Cafe De Flora got slated but i thought it was ok but the Soundtack was Phenomenal. 2 standout tracks Cafe De Flore Hotel Costes 4 Charles Webster Latin Remix Dr Rockit & Sigur Ros svef-n-g-engelar
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/18/2020 7:23:00 PM
I think I may have watched that as well...at some point. Don't ever apologize (below) Flaherty. By no means are you boring, not at all. Yes I remember when Clapton lost his little boy, so sad. Thankfully, his music carried him through that very sad, great loss. Beautiful that he has a strong relationship with his daughter.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/18/2020 7:23:00 PM
https://youtu.be/JxPj3GAYYZ0
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Christopher Flaherty
Date: 6/18/2020 3:44:00 PM
Sorry to bore you my m8 But i also watched Tears in Heaven regarding Eric Clapton. He had a horrible childhood and mother and suffered from multiple addictions but somehow after his son died he managed to maintain his sobriety become a better father and form a lasting unbreakable bond with his daughter. I found it remarkably uplifting and a triumph overcoming adversity
Date: 6/14/2020 10:34:00 PM
good lyrics,whether he was or not...
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/14/2020 10:34:00 PM
https://youtu.be/2O-mu2AhWQM
Date: 6/13/2020 7:17:00 AM
you asked what kind of bird my avatar is...it's a red-tailed hawk, my spirit guide
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/13/2020 8:04:00 AM
Tres cool Parker. I'm sticking with Cougar, despite someone recommending Lynx.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/13/2020 8:04:00 AM
http://www.crystalwind.ca/animal-totems/spirit-of-red-tailed-hawk
Date: 6/13/2020 5:05:00 AM
Truly wonderful poetry on a very sensitive subject. I was blessed to have a strong, dedicated and highly principled father myself. One of my very best friends never knew his father and I saw what that lead to. The errant paths taken due to no guidance given from a male role figure. A fav.. God bless..
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/13/2020 6:12:00 AM
It is a sensitive subject Lindley. That is true. But poetry and stories do not just revolve around issues that are romance, rainbows and unicorns. There are those individuals of course, who are blessed to have strong, father (and mother) role models, who then transition into their adult life, to be 'bad eggs', evil through and through. Innocent until proven guilty, they say, but my heart goes out to Tylee Ryan and her brother JJ (Idaho, U.S.A.) and any other child who has had their life stolen and snuffed out through violence, or sexual abuse at the hands of a simply ‘evil’ parent or adult male or female.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/13/2020 6:10:00 AM
It is reassuring to know that there are strong male role models out there, with integrity and high morals, that are disciplined enough to care, protect, nurture and guide their children towards some semblance of a productive, fulfilling adult life. My father was one of those men, who didn’t know his own father, at all. He was brought up in a Salvation Army Boys Home, Alkira, Brisbane, Australia. One of the homes for children (orphanages) in Australia, run by numerous Church Organisations, that have recently been investigated through a judicial royal commission into child sexual abuse. He fought in the Vietnam War (Australian Army) and served in the Royal Australian Airforce. Without the guidance of a strong father figure, he somehow pulled through to successfully raise three strong women, not having either role model in his life (father, or mother) and losing his wife to cancer at 32 (he was 36).
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/13/2020 6:08:00 AM
There are others that just go right off the rails without the firm guidance of a decent father (or mother) or the absolute absence in their life, of one or both parents; they either redeem themselves before it is too late (as a decent father in the eyes of their children and/or society); or they are forever lost on a continual downard spiral. Where Love remains, and if there is room for forgiveness (from the child), there remains hope.
Date: 6/12/2020 10:05:00 PM
as someone whose father was very abusive, I relate to this on a level of understanding, there comes a point a moment when the burdens of such an empty childhood must be met and a decision made as to what path one must take without the guidance from a father, it's a loneliness that never leaves, yet if the correct path is met there is a wealth of internal strength others will never have...
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/12/2020 10:15:00 PM
Frederic, it has been my experience in life, to know two men who never knew their father, that there are huge hurts and issues that impacted/impact their lives along the way. It is true, some pull through with flying colours to provide to their children what they never knew (that in itself is remarkable and beautiful). I am sorry your father was abusive to you as a child, I know from our conversations over the past three years, you are full of love for your child/children and that you are more than likely a strong role model who they respect, honour and love. x
Date: 6/12/2020 6:54:00 PM
He will find the Father in love but also in truth and trust, In the simpleness of nature and the intricacies of what beauty has to offer...there is an old adage it takes a village to raise a child. We need to be that child's guidance, their eyes when they can't see, their ears when they don't listen, we need to instill hope and build with them their dreams
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/12/2020 10:04:00 PM
The father’s purpose in life is to be a good role model for sons … and daughters. Some men never know their father. Some men never meet their father. The father is entirely absent. Some men are on a lifetime journey trying to fathom that phantom out. Without a strong role model, and the child is left to run wild on their own without boundaries, or discipline, and their accomplishments and standing in life are weighted continually against a ghost, find the comparison to compete with their absent father, soul destroying. The child has abandonment issues in every aspect of their life, which inevitably impacts their transition into bad turns and lost roads taken throughout adulthood. The love and presence of a 'good' father in a child’s life (by this I mean non-abusive ... physically, emotionally or sexually; non-violent), is just as important as that of a mother.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 6/12/2020 10:04:00 PM
Some would disagree heartily with that; I think it is essential to have a father, or at least, a strong father figure who is a good role model to a child. Some fathers who never knew or met their father, evolve into strong and caring role models for their offspring. Others after much soul seeking, and bent out of shape by their childhood and self-destructive tendencies, will find strength and compensation through their grand mistakes, to achieve and deliver to their children, what they never were given – Love, Leadership, Respect, Trust, Truth, in some cases forgiveness; others lose their way entirely, and are completely lost. The Mind can be the worst prison of all. I have known two men in my life, who never knew their father. Both had abandonment issues, both came through in the end to deliver the 'strong' goods.