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Bringing Our Dreams To Life
(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Bringing Our Dreams To Life

Poem By Daya Nandan

Children are expected to use,
The best excuse...
For a misdeed done.
Caught by someone.

But one grown will deny,
Being caught in a lie known.
With more to tell.
Attempting to hide what is shown.

A child may not admit the truth to do.
From a fear of a punishment to get.
But someone grown who should know better,
Will insist they have been victimized.
And not by lies on others told.
But by someone else who holds,
A reason to find fault...
With anything 'innocently' done,
They did with a consciousness not meant to do.
And they should, like others,
Be granted forgiveness and empathy too.

A child may not admit the truth to do.
From a fear of a punishment to get.
But someone grown who should know better,
Will insist they have been victimized.
Although 'several' are familiar,
With their many deceptions tried.

Children are expected to use,
The best excuse...
For a misdeed done.
Caught by someone.

But one grown will deny,
Being caught in a lie known.
With more to tell.
Attempting to hide what is shown.
To do with tears that quickly disappear.
The moment they have convinced,
They have been picked upon without reason.
And no one appears to protect them,
Or their 'innocence' with a defense.

'Everyone else accepts me for who I am.'

~And maybe those who do,
Refuse to accept themselves as liars too.
With a choosing to use the best excuse.
To deny 'also' the telling of the truth to de-value.
Not only its importance,
But the purpose and meaning...
Of its once kept effectiveness.~

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