Haiku 9/29/18

A haiku story for you on this lovely Saturday morning.

Not very mature
To talk smack about her friend
What are you teaching?

You’ve no idea
What she has had to endure
Strong beyond belief

Fucking fat you said
Judged based on looks alone

Deep hurt from your words

Do you even know?
That you’ve damaged self esteem
Mean is not funny

Think before you speak
One day the tables could turn
Due your comeuppance

I wrote the above as a way to deal with my anger.  I really want to give the benefit of the doubt.  Just maybe what was said was done so in empathy and not holier than thou judgment.  Because after all, what was said is true.  And often times the truth hurts.  This time, it hurt my kid and now she is sure they feel the same way about her.  I mean why wouldn’t they?

Lulu loves her best friend.  They have been through a shit storm together.  Funny (strange not ha-ha) how people with problems some times gravitate toward each other.  I think there is a reason for that and not always to make things worse.  Sometimes it is to offer support for things which no one else can understand.  Somehow in this big ole universe, their paths crossed.  For that I am forever grateful.

Why is it that some of the most outwardly devout Christians are anything but Christian behind closed doors?  Notice I said some, not all.  And the question is rhetorical.

As always, more to come.

4 thoughts on “Haiku 9/29/18

  1. I’m sorry, there is nothing worse than watching our kids hurt. Even harder is when they ask us not to do anything at all. I may have failed at that recently…I hope Lulu’s bouncing back or in whatever space she needs to be.

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  2. I’m sorry this happened. Makes me mad with you. Makes me want to give someone a talking to. When my daughter was a teenager, a fast food worker told his coworker she had fat fingers. I made a phone call to Head Quarters. But I know I don’t always need to jump in there in crusade mode. Sending prayers for peace and self-esteem, but still mad. Thanks for emphasizing the some, not all.

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    1. I appreciate the prayers. They help. I was asked not to say anything so I wrote the poem instead. I will always emphasize some because absolutes are rarely true. In this specific case I could have pointed to three individuals. Generalizations have gone way too far IMO.

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