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Poem Friday 04/17/2015 – They Would Put Me In Jail

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At the races and only just in their 20’s how fabulous they look
My Mum and Dad so young and happy, great times together they took

They could never have imagined what the future could bring them both
My Dad died rather young my Mum with Dementure no sign of improvement or growth

For those loved ones who were close and have passed this way
Watch over my Mum. May she join you? She is in a place she does not want to stay

She says “I am trying to be brave but my heart hurts so much”
With a mountain of tears she sobs on my shoulder, for goodness sake Dad come get her, she needs your strong touch

Like many, in this world Dementure takes a hold
To a home they are sent – “they will take care of you she is told”.

They lose their home, their identity and in her case her dog
They give them drugs to ease the pain, so their mind is calmed into a fog

Yep my Mum she has lost her dog the one thing she holds dear
My beautiful Mum says “I never dreamt in my lifetime I would be in a place like here

Mum is now going 95 and wishes to die each day
Surely we have the right to decide for ourselves, how and which way

I feel her pain, her emptiness, her loss of pride
A home of many vacant minds, there is no place for her to hide

Why is it that the law will not bend?
Because society decides, with no quality of life, we must live right to the end?

She is now not safe, within a few weeks, to be on her own
The length of her future or the quality is surely not known

God show mercy and bring her some peace
Help her hurt go away, make it cease

She asks – “Is this purgatory for me here right now?” I don’t know
Not being a Catholic, I know you are a great person Mum so Heaven is where you will go
So when you get there give my Dad my Brother a big hug and you can from me say hello

“Can you give me a pill that could put me asleep permanently and not fail”
“Mum I so would but its illegal and they would put me in Jail”

The great pain I feel for her and the many tears I shed
I think we all need to consider for us what lies ahead

They say we choose our parents before we enter this earth
Well we should have the right to leave as we chose our birth

Well Mum I am no longer with you in person and I know you are lonely and becoming frail
Euthanasia is an illegal option, my dear Mum I would if I could but they would put me in jail

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Edinburgh Tattoo 2014 – Going Home

This gives me shivers and tears to my eye’s.
It is so beautiful. I guess it is the sound of Bag Pipes that does it. It is also a beautiful arrangement.
Also it may have something to do with my Scottish ancestral background and that my Dad played the Bag Pipes for years and yes I am going home to the land of Australia in three weeks. Miss you Dad and your Pipes.

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Who Would It Be?

This was sent to me and is ‘Food for Thought’ don’t you think. For me I think it would be my Dad.Sit on a bench and chat

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Who Is Your Favorite? – LOL

I just love this, obviously Mom was not around at the time and Dad was making the most of it.

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10 Lies That Every Parent ‘Should’ Tell

This is an article I read from the ‘Mens Health – Big Black Book Of Secrets’. It is a book that I recieved with the Mens Health Subscription.
Anyway, one of the articles was about ‘How To Be a Good Dad’. At the end of this rather interesting article was ’10 Lies Every Parent should Tell’.

Some of them I thought were funny and the others ‘Right On’. I tacked my comment on the end of each one. So here they are:

1. “The tooth fairy called. She said the way you’re behaving, you might as well keep the tooth“. Parents threaten consequences all the time, but it helps to have a strong third party on call to bring perspective. From Halloween on, throw all your disciplinary needs onto Santa’s lap. (That would have so worked for me)

2. “Monsters like to eat dust bunnies. I bet you’re going to get lots of monsters in this room”. Call it a cleanliness incentive plan. (It would not have worked for me)

3. “Mommy and Daddy are not fighting; we are rearranging the kitchen”. Kids might not buy this one, but in our desire to be right, we jump into fights even if it means exposing our kids to adult conflicts. Need to scream? Get them out of the house first. (My parents did not fight – true)

4. “Mommy and Daddy are’nt fighting; we’re playing leapfrog, On the bed“. (with no clothes on?). In case the makeup sex gets out of hand. (I would believe the leapfrog – the thought of my parents having sex! UGH)

5. “Reading books will make you a millionaire“.
In todays screen-dominated world, kids must grow up knowing that books, not blogs, will unlock the secrets of their universe. (depending on what they read I agree)

6. “Don’t worry, sweetie, that can’t happen here
Um, sure it can. Murder, terrorism, earthquakes-they can strike anytime, anywhere. But parents must be kiddie pepto-bismol: coat them, soothe them, relieve them.(Totally agree, they should not have to worry about anything – they will be adult long enough)

7. “I know everything
Before teachers, coaches, and the kid down the street get their shot, parents must be a child’s go-to encyclopedia for all of life’s questions. The important thing is that your children, not you, believe it. (My Dad was always right – lets say I would never question his answers)

8. “That guy is homeless because he didn’t eat his vegetables”.
If you really stretch it, ther’s science to back this up, given the importance of nutrition to brain health. More important, this lie teaches cause and effect, and gives your child the power to determine his destiny. (well put, must have taken a while to think that one up)

9. “I am not afraid”.
Your smile is their Kevlar vest, your hug, proof that everything will in fact be okay, no matter how bleak reality might be. (very hard when you are about to do a bungee jump).

10. “This is Dad’s special juice, and it’s poison to children”.
Happy hour is sacred ground, folks. (This I totally agree with)

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