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Prodigal Daughter
10 June, 2006
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)

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It's been so long since I looked back
On the life I left behind
I have missed everyone so much
It's time to bite pride and home, find

I know I didn't leave in the best of terms
And I regret that fateful night
So many words said in anger
So many things said that just weren't right

I'm not the kid I used to be
Self-centered, gad-about
I understand things a bit differently now
My mind, now strong and sound

Words that hurt me back then
I won't let have the power to hurt me now
I can see it was not as I saw it then
This time will be different, I vow

It's time to let by-gones be by-gones
Leaving the past where it is
I've been empty with out you in my life
Without you, part of me doesn't exist

So I hope you will forgive
The wayward daughter I have been
Please welcome me with open arms
So we can start again

Please, may we start again

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

This was inspired by Barb Goodhew. I told her I was having a dry spell; feeling un-inspired. She told me to write about a runaway returning home... This is my reply....

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Comments on this poem/writing:

barb (67.58.198.127) -- Saturday, June 10 2006, 01:57 am

standing ovation

Oh geez dreamer this is exactly how it is for a runaway. A mind that is to young to understand and with age we can see things clearer. I'm glad you wrote this. You can tell it came from the heart. thanks And I'm pleased that I helped your writers block.:))))))
capricorn (82.36.128.180) -- Saturday, June 10 2006, 03:40 pm

grea t read

I really enjoyed this dreamer. I think we are all rebels at times, but we are wiser when we grow up a bit.

I have been having a dry spell too as Mum died just before Xmas, but sorting through her things is starting to bring some poems to mind.
I think that is why I like this poem, because time does come to let bygones be bygones as we don't know how long our parents will be around.To forgive and forget means you have no regrets at the end.
 
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