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Charlie’s Kin

Callus, cruel, nasty... they
Who blow into town to have their way!
They shake up the place with blunder and buss
And cause all concerned to make a big fuss!
They torment and tease and bully us all
Pushing us, chasing us, even at a crawl!
Bonnie and Charley, Danielle and Earl
Stirring up things just to make them small!
Then there’s Frances, Gaston, Hermine, and Jeanne!
Huffing and puffing and making a scene!
Then Ivan, Karl, Lisa, Nicole
All passing through like they’re on a roll!
If Matthew, Otto and Paula combine
That’s the point where I draw the line!
Richard and Shary and Tomas, too
Can just go to Hell, with Virginie, ensue!
Walter come lately, but I’d rather he stall
Or even better yet, not come at all!
For these are the names of the storms of this season
Bad company all! And that without reason!


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The following comments are for "Charlie's Kin"
by MaxiiJ

I like this very very much! makes me remember all the hurts I shared with my mom when she was having difficulty with her in laws. I want to expound more, but I already closed this issue in my heart and mind and some of may father's relatives had already even passed away, and that those who were left and alive, I still love with all my heart because they are my kins too.

Thanks for returning and for giving us this wonderful, necessary poem.

( Posted by: peterpaulino [Member] On: August 20, 2004 )

I'm sorry, I forgot to add, and should have written my comment too in the short story before this. I just don't know why such a 'stormy poem' could make me recall a far-gone family feud. Your poem was like in a voice of a woman so much angered by the relatives of her husband LOL. You wouldn't expect someone to this one as such, would you?

Again thanks for this one.

( Posted by: peterpaulino [Member] On: August 20, 2004 )

Peterpaulino - Your comment...
Hi, Peter. Poetry is one of thos funny "things" that really can do strange things to the memory banks upstairs. Unlike longer works with more words, the words in poetry are less restrictive, and therefore, seem to cover more territory in our minds. What a word means to me may not at all be what it means to you, so we have different things as our "product" of hearing poems.

As for those distant family feuds: If you SAY (aloud) that you forgive the family members involved each time you remember those times, you will find you have neutralized those memories affect in your life, and your love will have more furtile ground in which to bloom! This is both a religious ritual, and a great psychological coping mechanism, that science has found great benefit from.

( Posted by: MaxiiJ [Member] On: August 23, 2004 )

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