we are the ones-the parents at nautilus teachings

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we are
the ones
who
always have
their backs
responsible
reliable
dependable
we are
the savers
the bill payers
the sounding boards
the listeners…
we answer
every call
every text
we are the ones
checking up
asking questions
the ones
who miss
everything
about them
we ache
we support
love
guide
yell
and cry
we have opinions
and are not
always careful
with our words…
on some
occasions
we are
imperfect and
just like them
we may scream
yell
demand
and punish
even give advice
‘we know,
we know
nothing,
don’t understand you
or the world today…’
but we never ever
ever give up.
we are the glue
the go-to’s
the ones to ask
when you need help
getting a loan
filling out taxes
fixing your car…
we give you names
if you need references
we are the bond
which holds
this whole
thing
the world
calls family
together…

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we would never
let you
be homeless
or go without food….
we can let
you live without
a car or cable…
we keep you
with cell phones
so we always have
a hopeful link
that one time
you may just
text back
or even call…
we understand
you make
bad choices
create situations
that should have
been avoided
but you are
not us,
the world is
different
there is no
baseball
apple pie
and chevrolet…
as much as we
wish upon every star
that we could
convince you
to invest in 401K’s
trust our government
and believe in God,
you don’t …
which is why
we have adapted
changed form
and rendered
ourselves
open to
understanding
and accepting
you
are
the future…
realistically
you are not
old enough
to accept
the failures
of yourself
so we choose
to be the soft spot
we choose to be
the answer
with no expectation
whatsoever
of acknowledgement
thank you’s
and
‘boy, you were so right…’
we know
we know
we know…
what we want
is for you
to grow up and
be responsible
happy and loved
we want to be able to
give to you freely
because we love you
wanted to do it
and we just felt like it…

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and once in a blue moon
we want you
to stand up
for us
to understand
we are all human
to really see
who has your back
and to be strong
enough to say
to the naysayers
‘you know what?
you are full of shit…
you don’ t support me
you don’t have my back…’
to knock them
off their
pedestals…
but you cannot,
not until
you have lived
hurt, suffered
or divorced
will you then
begin to understand
exactly that
wrongful judgement
is wounding
and wrong…
that
every story
has two sides…
we are the ones
who cry
ourselves
to sleep
knowing
we gave
you everything
we
are
your
parents
whether
original
or bonus
we love love you
support you
and will never
ever
let you down…
and just so you know
you can never
ever let us down
because we
have been there
done that
and
completely
understand,
which is why
we always tell you
we love you
and
we
always
have
your
back…

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