Complaint 86.3

“Raising Children Tenderly” Article’s Online Comments
by Laura Grace Weldon

You’re a spare-the-rod moron
writes blessedamny82.
How to raise whiney assholes
posts three times in a row.
This crap makes me sick
complains finsterseventeen.

Knee deep in
affection’s sacrifices,
I simply hold up a creased map
of my own wrong turns.
Got lost here. Crashed there.

We’re all souls
packed by glory into cells
for this short sojourn.
I don’t mean to offend
but chances are
I’ll do it again tomorrow.

Laura Grace Weldon is the author of four books and was named 2019 Ohio Poet of the Year. She has long wished to sing in a complaint choir but can’t seem to rustle up fellow choristers, perhaps because the Midwest is jam-packed with Very Nice People.

Image by free stock photos from from Pixabay

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