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Phil Istine

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She inflicted herself
upon this world
for no more than fifty years
the damage she wrought
was everyone's fault
but hers
she sobbed through the tears.

With passive aggression
she taught me the lessons
that piss from a pessimist's mind:
my father's a bastard
who always gets plastered
and stays out all night she whined.
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Senior Member
Alright Phil,

great poem, every word counts, serves its purpose, its powerful and funny and real. Strong poem, good work, all the best mate PG