Angela’s word

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  1. neemo

    neemo Active Member

    When Angela was very young,
    Age two or three or so,
    Her mother and her father
    Taught her never to say NO.
    They taught her that she must agree
    With everything they said,
    And if she didn’t, she was spanked
    And sent upstairs to bed.

    So Angela grew up to be
    A most agreeable child;
    She was never angry;
    And she was never wild;
    She always shared and she always cared,
    She never picked a fight,
    And no matter what her parents said,
    She thought that they were right,

    Angela the Angel did very well in school
    And as you might imagine,
    She followed every rule;
    Her teachers said she was well bred,
    So quiet and so good,
    But how Angela felt inside
    They never understood.

    Angela had lots of friends
    Who liked her for her smile;
    They knew she was the kind of girl
    Who’d go the extra mile;
    And even when she had a cold
    And really needed to rest,
    If someone asked her if she’d help
    She always answered YES.

    When Angela was thirty-three,
    She was a lawyer’s wife,
    She had a home and a family,
    And a nice suburban life.
    She had a little girl of four,
    And a little boy of nine,
    And id someone asked her how she felt
    She always answered, ‘’Fine”.

    But cold night near Christmastime
    When her family was in bed,
    She lay awake as awful thoughts
    Went spinning through her head.
    She didn’t know why,
    and she didn’t know how,
    But she wanted her life to end;

    So she begged whoever put her here
    To take her back again.

    And then she heard, from deep inside,
    A voice that was soft and low;
    It only said a single word
    And the work it said was….NO.

    From that moment on, Angela knew
    Exactly what she had to do.
    Her life depended on that word,
    So this is what her loved ones heard,

    NO, I just don’t want to;
    No, I just don’t agree;
    NO, that’s yours to handle;
    NO, that’s wrong for me;
    NO, I wanted something else;
    NO, that hurt a lot!
    NO, I’m tired, and NO, I’m busy,
    And NO, I’d rather not.

    Well, her family found it shocking,
    Her friends reacted with surprise;
    But Angela was different,
    You could see it in her eyes,
    For they’ve held no meek submission
    Since that night three years ago,
    When Angela the Angel
    Got permission to say NO.

    Today Angela’s a person first, then a mother and a wife.
    She knows where she begins and ends,
    She has a separate life.
    She has talents and ambitions,
    She has feelings, needs and goals,
    She has money in the bank and
    An opinion at the polls.

    And to her boy and girl she says,
    ‘’It’s nice when we agree;
    But if you can’t say NO, you’ll never grow
    To be all you’re meant to be.
    Because I know I’m sometimes wrong and because I love you so.
    You’ll always be my angels
    Even when you tell me NO.’’
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I love that poem thanks for sharing it wow
  3. Mirikun

    Mirikun Well-Known Member

    Very nice poem! I can really related to this, hah. Thank you for sharing.
  4. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    I like this. Thank you for posting.
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