Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Calamity Jane

I’ve watched her lumber through her life
Wrapped in a bubble of denial,
Catastrophe nipping at her heels.
She takes no responsibility for her actions,
Fully expecting us to swoop in
To clean up her messes
And rescue her from disaster…again.
This time, when she crashes
Headlong into yet another wreck,
She’s on her own.


Bethe77 said...

Sounds like a few teenagers I have known.
Or is that maybe a few grown adults as well.
Very well captured.
So many who dont want to take responsiblity or for others to safe them.
Great write.

Carrie said...

Ahh, I can see myself reciting this poem someday. I think every parent experiences a little bit of this.

Visiting from 3WW

oldegg said...

You may well think that but when the time comes...

Sheilagh Lee said...

It's hard to let them take flight but we soon realize as this poem says that they must learn to take responsiblility.