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raise a cup o kindness

by tentoes

Once again it is crisp and cold as I alight from my toasty bed .
Smoked a lot of weed last night . I got a bit of a head .
So what’s on my mind this frosty day ? This Christmas could be a calamity .
For the first time in almost ten years . I am going to see my family .

To be very honest with you all . We don’t get on that well .
I chose a life completely different . Oh how resentment can swell .
So I have been invited over next week . For sherry and mince pies .
When all I’ll see is my mother and sister . And a tissue (and years )of lies.

I have always felt that there had been , things that were deemed my fault
Treated me like a criminal . With emotional covert assaults .
I told my mother what she’d done . And asked her to leave it alone .
I was only out the door ,two ticks . And she was already on the phone .

The two of them came up with a story . To get me out by stealth .
They really didn’t give a toss . For me or my mental health .
Now I am no victim , in fact ,I think I am strong.
But when the matriarch is believed . I always will be in the wrong .

The two of them , for a decade now , have believed and stood by the lies .
And now they think that its ok . To invite me for mince pies .
My mother you see is . To people she likes . Favourable and full of grace .
But if you happen to little old me . It is a very a different face .

The other thing is . This time of year . I always find a task .
They are catholic . I think they are lost . And I cant stand Xmas
I think it’s satanic . I think it is awful . Degrading and down right tacky .
I know in my heart . I would be fine . With some papers my green and tabaccy .

So what do I do .? Go along and step ten years back in time .
Knowing the dynamic ,from years ago has been passed along the line .
So will I go and see their children ? Hoping good times are to follow .
So will I go and eat mince pies . Where is it my pride that I must swallow .

But isn’t it funny , how through all of this ,fate dealt me a blow .
I never been so happy to hear of a death . To a funeral I must go .
It is on the day of sherry and pies . At exactly the same time .
So I’ll raise a cup o kindness boys . Fur the sake o auld land syne .





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Re: raise a cup o kindness (Score: 1 )
by maryanns on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 (16:36:06)
Oh, I was all primed and set for the sequel... your afterwords of perhaps their stance has mellowed over the years. Oh well, even though you didn't go your foibles and recollections made for a very compelling read. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays from Mary Ann

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