A Simple Life?

Little girl, older brother,
At a loss without their mother.
Caring for one another,
Little girl and her brother.
Raised by their father,
who didn’t always bother,
to look for a wife
to replace the love of his life.
In the depths of despair
hiding his loneliness in his lair,
drinking spirits to numb his pain
yet he remained perfectly sane.
His children he loved most dear
Trusting him, they ne’er knew fear.
As they grow, of course they rebel,
Some classes they pass, others they fail.
Little girl hears others of their mothers complain,
While she suffers in silence her inward pain
Wishing she had a mother in whom she can share
Girlish wishes and childhood dreams so fair.
Imagination is substituted for want of mom,
living with only males, she is somewhat a tom
Climbing trees, playing with lizards and snakes
Yet learning how to bake cookies and cakes.
Living a life somewhat deprived,
Fully matured she has finally arrived.

Dottie Loughridge Palmer
copyright: October 2008

A Simple Life?

Dottie Palmer

Hamilton, United States

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An apt description of my childhood.

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