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Closed Doors
20 April, 2006
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)

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How could they have known
How broken my heart was
I didn't tell them
I just walked away

How could I have known
I had broken their's too
They didn't tell me
They just turned away

Somehow I felt disgraced
By a failure; I never failed
And they felt betrayed
When there was no betrayal

What was I thinking
I didn't think
There was no hidden agenda
No purposeful intent

What were they thinking
My life lessons were aimed at them
My mistakes in life in their eyes reflected
Disappointment in my imperfections

We all misunderstood
My ignorance
Their ignorance
It was easier to close the doors

------- Author's Notes -------

Parents and children see things from different perspectives. And sometimes neither see the reality of the truth in the situation. Sometimes that lack is a great cost to both.

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Mukhthar (61.246.100.12) -- Saturday, April 29 2006, 06:30 pm

Shut doors and minds.

When the kids are in sorrow and the parents chose to ignore , doors serve to seperate them and their thoughts. When you don't want to see each other face-to-face , families tend to drift apart.
 
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