“No one loves the messenger who brings bad news,” Sophocles

Inescapably Predisposed

Mothers and fathers are such easy targets
so much easier to hit
than God,
they are the broad side of the barn

And they deserve to be hit
with all their imperfections
and demands for our perfection
while providing no DNA to make it so

And so we grow up and end up
pushing our children to be flawless, better than us
and when they miss that mark, and they will
we will feel their arrows, as we should

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One Response to “No one loves the messenger who brings bad news,” Sophocles

  1. postalice says:

    (some poems present the problem, not the answer)

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