Prose for Thought – Some People.

Prose for Thought – Some People.

Welcome everyone to this week’s Prose for Thought. I was so pleased to get round to everyone’s posts last week after making a much earlier start on them!!

I have to say that poetry is great for expressing your mood – whatever it might be. This mattered so much to me when, yesterday, something happened that incensed me.

I found out that my father had shared a personal email I had sent to him about Christmas. He didn’t bother to reply to me, just broadcast it on Facebook in order to goad sympathy. I won’t go into detail as this is not the post to do it on (I will write one at a later date) but I don’t speak to my father and I haven’t done for a while now. There are many, many reasons – not least because of how he treated my Mum.

Today’s poem was written just after I found out what my father had done. As far as I am concerned parenthood is not a right, it is a privilege that should be earned and cherished. There are many, many people in the world who cannot have children. I often wonder what they think of the parents who mistreat their children or complain all the time about having them.

Some People

Some people have children
They grumble and they groan
They treat them with contempt
They continuously moan

Some people they have kids
They mistreat them in a beat
They never have the time for them
They don’t care what they eat

Some people they have babies
They can’t stand it when they cry
They shout and they scream at them
They never even try

Some people they are pregnant
They complain at every stage
They don’t like all the changes
They vent with so much rage

Some people don’t have children
They wish one day they may
They go through much to get there
They hope for that fateful day

Some people who have children
They need to think of those who don’t
They need to take a look at what they have
They very likely won’t

Victoria Welton 19th March 2014

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  1. Hayley Goleniowska
    April 26, 2015 / 11:27 pm

    Oh Victoria, this is just how I think sometimes. With friends who cannot have children, others who have hoped and lost for whatever reason and those of us who have had scares along the way and feared we might lose our children, I find it hard to witness those who can’t value the most precious gift they have under their noses. Large hug to you tonight. H x

  2. April 17, 2015 / 6:38 am

    I’m so sorry about your Dad lovely, that’s really awful. Facebook is definitely not the place to be sharing personal emails. I wondered a few weeks back what you meant when you said you were upset with someone and I think it may have been this. Sending you lots of hugs xx

    • April 17, 2015 / 4:10 pm

      Hi Tas 🙂 This was over a year ago now – but I have to say that it still annoys me!! But I have moved up and onwards! Thank you for your kind words xx

  3. March 22, 2014 / 11:19 am

    Oh hun, you are so right, people being ‘casual’ about the privilege of having children infuriate me, too. Great poem, I hope it was cathartic xx
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  4. March 20, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    Nothing to share this week I’m afraid but thought I’d pop in anyway 🙂
    Sorry your dad infuriates you. Hope the creativity helped. Great poem.
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    • March 20, 2014 / 1:41 pm

      Thank you so much Cat. I am so pleased that my poem touched you. Of course you can print this one off – it would be an honour to help you 🙂 x
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  5. March 20, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    So sorry to hear this Victoria. I don’t speak to my real father either I call my step-dad Dad. I agree you have to earn the privilege. Glad you have your poetry to vent and air your frustrations out. It’s such a therapeutic way. Really sorry he did that to you. No boundaries on some people. Thanks again for hosting.
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  6. Maddy@writingbubble
    March 20, 2014 / 8:10 am

    So sorry to hear this Victoria. This is a great response though – well vented! xxx
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  7. March 20, 2014 / 7:46 am

    Oh Vic I’m so sorry you had that to go through, how upsetting. Your poem captures perfectly the anger and disappointment you must have felt. Well done you for picking up the pen to vent, it is after all, mightier than the sword xxx
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