Sympathetic Explanations

From home is where the work begins.
To demonstrate and show it known,
What is expected.
And not from home to be condoned.

Respect for others to have and it given,
No one should doubt...
A better choice is their decision.

And as one grows,
Prepared to remain...
Observant and pro-active.
Seldom is anyone like this,
Unaware of that which happens...
In their own environment.

There will be those,
To blame and accuse...
For being negligent and irresponsible.
If their doing for others,
In an environment not their own.
When the choice is made to leave,
Foreign places alone.

And after decades and time to waste,
Sharing knowledge...
Blood, sweat and tears.
Money spent beyond being exorbitant.
To then be accused of abandonment.
Would be similar in comparison,
Of telling lazy children...
To clean up their own mess,
Inside and outside a place where they live.
With no other responsibilities.
But told...
What to do, how to do it and when.
And aware,
Of a giving hand to bite it will end one day.

And yet...
With changing of times and warning signs,
Everywhere to see them.
People like this,
Still want it made for others to believe...
Holding someone else,
Held accountable for their own actions...
Is not only justified.
But also overdue with a demanding,
Of sympathetic explanations!

'I understand.
Trust me.
I do.
It took me most of my adult life,
To recognize a strong addiction...
I had with my own delusions.
With a blaming to accuse,
Those telling me the truth.
That they were the ones,
Victimizing my blinded and unconscious...
Drugged on fiction way of life!
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Submitted by lpahtillah on August 18, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:21 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,528
Words 273
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 3, 6, 8, 15, 10, 11

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