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Visions of me occupy your days
my life’s been planned in intricate ways. 
And though my future’s set in your mind
I’m skillfully taught your wish is blind.

I've been manipulated for years
achieving your dreams with quiet tears.
And never sure what to say or do
I've become a reflection of you.

I lived my teens by your golden rule
repressing love while playing the fool.
Yet I'm a hollow soul without spark
alive I exist, empty and stark.

Over the years you’re pleased as can be
accomplishing all your goals though me.
And you don't even pretend to care
I'm but a shadow barely aware.

You’re defiantly proud of your deed
molding my life you swore you’d succeed.
And the look in your eyes seals my fate
for there is no love, there is no hate.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 5/26/2018 7:01:00 PM
Wow, powerful write, Emile.
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Date: 5/27/2018 8:08:00 AM
Thanks Line, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 5/6/2017 2:28:00 PM
I disagree Because I doubt there is no love. Definitely no hate tho. Loved it
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Date: 5/6/2017 5:13:00 PM
Thanks Talin, your comments and support are most welcome, Emile.
Date: 5/3/2017 10:51:00 AM
Oh this breaks my heart for you Emile. Some parents aren't always spot on. But you're a grown man now and can do whatever pleases you. God bless you Emile... Hugs :) Kina
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Date: 5/3/2017 11:40:00 AM
Thanks Akkina, your comments and support are most welcome my friend, Emile.
Date: 5/3/2017 2:04:00 AM
Wow, this poem is deep and comes from a torn place. I think most of us sons know it well. Trying to live up to our fathers desires for us and yet never really living up to our own desires for who we should be. Well worded, great art Emile! 7
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Date: 5/3/2017 9:40:00 AM
Thanks Jesse, your friendly comments have brightened my day, Emile.
Date: 5/2/2017 5:25:00 PM
Emile, you are a winner, & no one can take that away. I know U forgive as Jesus taught. Those who have been hurt know how to forgive ... remember South Carolina MotherAME victims of Dylan Roof? Your writing will help others, as we pray.A BIG thank you. (#7) Merci beaucoup Combattant! shalom, shalom
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Date: 5/2/2017 7:14:00 PM
Thanks Anil, your comments and support are most welcome my friend, Emile.
Date: 5/2/2017 2:48:00 PM
I understand that so very well. You keep searching for that love, and bend in all directions to get it, and then seeing that indifference.... It doesn't matter how old we get, we keep longing for that love, approval and appreciation by parents.
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Date: 5/2/2017 7:13:00 PM
Thanks Darren, your comments are truly appreciated, Emile.
Date: 5/2/2017 2:03:00 PM
We parents have a duty to lead and show the way, but not to control our children's lives. Their achievements have to be theirs, not ours! ~ #7 for a wise and meaningful poem, Emile. Regards // paul
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Date: 5/2/2017 2:35:00 PM
Thanks Paul, Your friendly comments have brightened my day, Emile.
Date: 5/2/2017 12:41:00 PM
a piercingly haunting work so cathartic and amazingly crafted, emile... precious offering from you..huggs
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Date: 5/2/2017 2:37:00 PM
Thank you Nette, your comments are like a warm smile, Emile.
Date: 5/2/2017 1:52:00 AM
- We always do our best - But nobody is alike - We can not copy one hundred percent - A sensitive poem, Emile - Great written - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 5/2/2017 9:19:00 AM
Thanks Anne-Lise, your comments and support are most welcome my friend, Emile.
Date: 5/2/2017 12:58:00 AM
Oh I understand these words of yours so well Emile, and even though my father was not controlling, he was a perfectionist in his musical field, which in some ways is just as bad. Children are left feeling inadequate in many ways. We always allowed our children freedom to express themselves. This wonderful poem of yours carries such emotion, I feel it. Brilliant in its sadness 7++
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Date: 5/2/2017 9:20:00 AM
Thank you so much Maria, your comments and continued support are most appreciated my friend, Emile.
Date: 5/1/2017 7:27:00 PM
What a powerful, heart-wrenching, skillfully-written poem! A 7+, Emile! Janice
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Date: 5/2/2017 9:21:00 AM
Thanks Janice, your support is most appreciated, Emile.
Date: 5/1/2017 6:55:00 PM
I understand this poem so well Emile. We try so hard to please our parents that often we lose ourselves in the process. I too had a controlling parent which has made me very cognizant and aware of not doing that to my own children. Every child needs to seek out their individual dreams and make them become manifest. You are such a great poet and the depth of this poem proves it unequivocally. Brilliant! 7 ; )
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Date: 5/2/2017 9:23:00 AM
Connie, you flatter me with such accolades, and I love it, thanks my friend, Emile.
Date: 5/1/2017 6:39:00 PM
I'm loving this reflective emotional piece great rhythm ! Thanks for making my evening with your wonderful poetry !!!! :)
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Date: 5/2/2017 9:24:00 AM
Thanks Laura, your comments and support are most welcome, Emile.
Date: 5/1/2017 6:36:00 PM
Boys so often (my own, too) have confusing feelings or none about their fathers, as girls do about their mothers. I almost cried when I read this, but if a son becomes a dad, he will find his own way.
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Date: 5/2/2017 9:25:00 AM
Thanks Sunlite, your words have touched my heart, Emile.