Monday, October 29, 2012

Sins of the mothers

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Generations of dysfunction
abuse and incest
emotional neglect and
alcoholism and death and
physical harms
continue and continue and
continue, harm without end.
Sadness and rage at the
powerlessness to protect
or treat those affected, who
are unwilling to see the
unfolding shape of their
damaged lives.
The victims want no
help
will not acknowledge the
reality that these
problems
have their roots in
several generations back, when
child rearing was often
violently unchallenged,
those bloody lessons learned
then inflicted thoughtlessly
on innocent children
who then go on to taint
their own babies.
The wheel spins on, ancestors.
Could you pray for your children
to escape this cycle?
Is there hope for your purgatorial
willingness to do the right thing
now?

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