6.09.2012

blame

You
were sick,
your father
was demented.
Somehow it was
my fault.

Laurie asked the Real Toads to write about dementia.

17 comments:

  1. Isnt that the way it goes? Good one, Marian.

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  2. Ah, yes, the blame game. I know about that, Marian. Very well done.
    K

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  3. Succinct and to the point. Thanks for taking part in the prompt.

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  4. Love the brevity here ~~~ sounds like the beginning lines of a good stage play! The script just takes off from there. Maybe Meryl Streep, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman as Mom/Dad/Daughter.

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  5. Kind of leaves one speechless. After the hours and hours spent caring . . . .

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  6. Yep, it always is, somehow. Been there.

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  7. Somehow the less we understand, the more we need to assign blame.

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  8. it is so easy to blame ourselves for things no one can control.

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  9. Heartbreak in twelve words. You've really cut to the bone, excellent.

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  10. dementia...such a scary element of life

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  11. So much in such few words...We assign blame for what we don't understand. The stress of dealing with someone who has lost their way through dementia takes an incredible tole.

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  12. Wow, so few words paint the picture of disjointed view.
    A haunting state of affairs~

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