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#170799 - 08/03/07 06:31 PM Thanks Pops
MarkK Offline
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Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denver, CO
I never realized
At least not till today
How much of my behavior
Is from the things you used to say

I make every effort
To keep my intelligence in the light
I guess that comes from you telling me
That I just wasn’t very bright

I have no sense of humor
I’m pretty cut and dry
But you always said I was no good at jokes
And that I shouldn’t even try

My stories you thought foolish
My curiosity – inane
If anyone needed punished
We both know who you would blame

It really is ironic
And possibly quite sad
The day I needed most a hero
Instead I had you for a dad



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#170810 - 08/03/07 07:00 PM Re: Thanks Pops [Re: MarkK]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Mark,

It's no easy thing to fight back after years of coping with the belittling remarks and harm from those who were meant to be our greatest champions. Your poem is a step in the right direction. Well done!

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#170819 - 08/03/07 08:21 PM Re: Thanks Pops [Re: roadrunner]
MarkK Offline
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Loc: Denver, CO
Thanx Larry.
For the first time in a while I can feel tears burning to flow.
Maybe later tonight.
Still not for the reasons I think I should cry.
But maybe the reasons Young Mark needs me to cry.

m

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Alta - September 2012
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#170954 - 08/04/07 01:37 PM Re: Thanks Pops [Re: MarkK]
FormerTexan Offline
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Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 10951
Loc: Denver, CO
Well, Mark, I sooooo hear this one. My mother instead of my dad, but the idea still applies.

Take that shame and give it back to him, where it belongs.

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List of things ain't nobody got time for:

1. That


If I could meet myself as a boy...

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#170987 - 08/04/07 05:47 PM Re: Thanks Pops [Re: MarkK]
roadrunner Offline
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Mark,

Originally Posted By: MarkK
Still not for the reasons I think I should cry.
But maybe the reasons Young Mark needs me to cry.


Hey, those are some of the most important reasons of all. If Little Mark is willing to cry that means he is beginning to trust you and wants you to remember how it felt. It's a powerful moment, and he needs you to be there for him.

Much love,
Larry

_________________________
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#173058 - 08/13/07 06:02 PM Re: Thanks Pops [Re: roadrunner]
MarkK Offline
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Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denver, CO
who am i kidding?
the man was right


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#173108 - 08/13/07 09:29 PM Re: Thanks Pops [Re: MarkK]
Pete2004 Offline
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Registered: 08/06/04
Posts: 958
Loc: North Carolina


"...That I just wasn't very bright"
What mentally healthy individual would tell their son they were not bright?

"...I have no sense of humor"
What mentally healthy individual would tell their son they have no sense of humor?

"...But you always said I was no good at jokes
And that I shouldn't even try"
What mentally healthy individual would tell their son they were no good at jokes and shouldn't even try?

"My stories you thought foolish
My curiosity -- inane
If anyone needed punished
We both know who you would blame"

What mentally healthy parent would ever tell a child ANYHING even remotely close to the above?

I see a mentally cruel individual who has many , many issues.

Mark: these are all damnable lies. None of your posts remotely resemble the above quotes. None of our chats indicate any truth in the above message AT ALL.

Trust me my friend... you are NOT like this!

Peter

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There is a destiny that makes us brothers;
No one goes his way alone;
What we send into the lives of others,
comes back into our own. (Edwin Markham)

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#173111 - 08/13/07 09:38 PM Re: Thanks Pops [Re: MarkK]
FormerTexan Offline
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Loc: Denver, CO
Quote:
who am i kidding?
the man was right


Assuming you mean your father, I couldn't disagree more.

Andy

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List of things ain't nobody got time for:

1. That


If I could meet myself as a boy...

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#173114 - 08/13/07 09:44 PM Re: Thanks Pops [Re: FormerTexan]
hideout Offline
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Registered: 08/09/07
Posts: 84
Loc: michigan
i found a good way to raise my self esteem, maybe sharing it with you mgiht help you

i have problems with liking myself, and i assume thats because he told me i was stupid and worthless all the time

so i look in the mirror and tell myself im not worthless until i start feeling better

might sound stupid, but it works for me


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#173144 - 08/14/07 12:52 AM Re: Thanks Pops [Re: hideout]
froggy12 Offline
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Registered: 11/12/06
Posts: 527
Loc: Marlboro, MA 01752
Wow!

froggy

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