Where did I go wrong?

Where did I go wrong?
What part did I forget to play?
The perfect daughter and daughter-in-law
I thought I would make

Except for being loved
By one of the men in your life
Where did I go wrong?
What part did I forget to play?
I followed all the rules of right and wrong
Too much so, now as I look back
It did not pay off
It did not help our life together
Where did I go wrong?
What part did I forget to play?
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© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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6 Responses to Where did I go wrong?

  1. siggiofmaine says:

    Becca…this hit almost too close to home, and then I realized no person is an island and all share common threads to our souls.
    I like what you said “it is what it is”…It’s a truth I wish could be part of our DNA when I see and hear others beat them selves up for “not meeting expecttions” of someone who thought changing their actions would change others.
    Very powerful. Thank you.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine


  2. A great many emotions and feelings expressed in this.
    Why do we goodie-too shoes end up on the short end of the stick?
    I’m reminded of the song, “I Gotta be Me.”
    They must have written a song about every emotion.
    AND … they always come to my mind.
    Very nice, Becca.
    Izzy xoxo


  3. souldipper says:

    Sad that you had to go through those feelings, Becca. I’m very glad to see your comment to Rumpydog!


  4. rumpydog says:

    Enough with trying to meet the expectations of others! They will never be satisfied and neither will be. Can’t please everyone so ya gotta please yourself (from Garden Party).


  5. Renee Espriu says:

    Amazingly, questions will always nag at us long after our choices are made. I am certainly one of those who have had them but in letting go, sometimes that makes everything clear. Very nicely written, Becca.


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