THE MISTAKE

THE MISTAKE

A Poem by Betty Hermelee
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Brevity poem

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THE MISTAKE

Mistake I was born

My parents reveal

Yet I mushroom

Forth in defiance of them

Thus, for my sake, a perfect femme

© 2021 Betty Hermelee


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Betty Hermelee
BREVITY POEM: sad, but true

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Very interesting poem about favoring gender. When my child was born, I didn't care about the gender as long as they were safe.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

Even if it was a boy, it was still a mistake, they just didn’t want this baby, very awful.....both.. read more
you are relating to what happened in China
In an effort to force birth control they tried to limited each family to one child (one child policy)
Little girls did not fare well

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Exactly...in fact they were almost scorned upon and given away freely. Thanks for reading Dave, real.. read more
My Father wanted a Boy... even thought of naming me Steve.
I was born a Girl and now I am a Lady. I was an only child...
so sometimes I was a Tom Boy... but alas, I had a boy and girl of my own.
What happened to "either is Ok, as long as he or she is healthy".
You, dear Lady, should be called "Miracle"... not a Mistake. tenderly, Pat


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

You are too sweet my dear Pat, this thought just came to me, but I’m actually a middle child, 2nd .. read more
"So as you think so you are" is a popular Bible translation text. I always wondered why people believe in evolution? Because parents teach their children it's so by saying they had you on "accident". But they are so ignorant about what is involved for a human body to make a human. There is no way it could be a mistake. But people just know sex and birth, that's all. But know there is so much more involved, beyond what any human can fathom. In short I don't agree with your parents, or any of the like.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much for reading. Fortunately this is not me, just made up, but sex of a child should n.. read more
Parents, who would have them, probably why kids all over the world are divorcing them.
On the plus side, you get to choose their retirement home.


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Paul and your dark humor!!!
Wonderful brevity here Betty and your posted image so powerful. How can that beautiful baby girl be considered a mistake I ask myself. Yet, in many parts of the world, the birth of a daughter is not something to celebrate and we still hear of them being cast aside. The birth of a child is a gift, whatever the gender. So much to think about here and say. Could say so much more. All the best dear Betty.

Chris

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

WOW Chris. what an awesome review; thank you so much. Really appreciate your comments. Say well, dea.. read more
Your poem might be brief but its meaning has so much power: could be visible Earth to Space. Amazing.

What's more, the picture is perfect.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much Emma , really appreciate you comments!, Your, Betty
Love this. So much said in little words. A defiant spirit.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

I really appreciate your comment, thanks for reading and come again!! Best, Betty
light and ashes

3 Weeks Ago

You're welcome! ❤️
Brilliant and emotional for so few words I loved it

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks so much for reviewing, really appreciate it; sometimes I get these thoughts in my head and ju.. read more
You managed to write something so incredibly strong and beautiful with few words. You can really feel the power in this poem and the photo you chose only added on top of the beautiful imagery you gave us through your words.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

WOW! What a beautiful comment!!! It just came to my mind and decided to make it short and sweet!!read more

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Betty Hermelee
Betty Hermelee

Black Mountain, NC



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I have emerged as a poet ! I have written over 300 poems, mostly about slices of life, happy and sad, deep or light, sometimes tragic. I try to use vivid images in my poetry. I also write about my .. more..

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