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"Mommy, Daddy"

February 25, 2014
By JacobTheOrdinary PLATINUM, Rancho Cucamonga, California
JacobTheOrdinary PLATINUM, Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Fiction is the lie that tells the truth."

I've spent my life searching for your approval,
But you pretended like i didn't exist.
I was never good enough for people like you.
You never told me that you were proud of me.
Now I'm on television. Even better, prime-time.
People are talking about what I've done.
About my crimes, how I'm "evil."
They try to figure out why I kill.

They'll never know.

I stole their lives because they WERE Good Enough.
But I never was for you.

Mommy, Daddy, are you proud of me now?

The author's comments:
Prompt: viewpoint of the antagonist.

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Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Apr. 3 2014 at 4:50 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

I love this prompt; it's different. You have a very unique writing style special to you, it's wonderful. The last line really wraps up the poem neatly. Great job! :)

on Mar. 12 2014 at 2:37 pm
RozaAlexander, Amory, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, & accepted by idiots.

once again im loving work. its true that many lives are ruined by parents who never care.i really will never be able to understand parents who dont realize how lucky they are to have a child.  

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