once you've grown

once you've grown

A Poem by Absentee Reality Check

How your feelings for your parents change as you grow older.

Oscar Wilde once said "Children begin by loving their parents.
 As they grow older they judge them, 
sometimes they forgive them." 
I think that as the cloudy lens of youth
clears, your vision finds that your parents are
 not to blame for your faults and you cannot
 hold the grudges of yesteryear against them.
 These necessary moments of realization,
 sitting crystallized in amber time, 
refract the euphoric pain of
 newly cemented truths and unearth the obscured,
 once untended, devotion of the child to 
the parent. The love that bloomed neglected
 in shaded groves takes hold and cracks 
the stony crags of teenaged apathy, leaving 
behind the purer form.

© 2012 Absentee Reality Check

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I'm down with anyone who's down with Oscar Wilde. Great poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago

I believe age teaches us to understand our parent. I had lousy parent. Raised in foster homes. I became good friend with my parent. I understood their choices. Many things can go wrong in a life. Love and understanding teaches us to know the pain of life and to forgive mistake that were made. A powerful poem. Open the door to thoughts. Thank you for a excellent poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Added on February 4, 2012
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