Over & Over again (Prose)

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we repeat
tasks not learned
the first time
the try again
we repeat
love that bites
the first time
the try again
we repeat
parents lessons
the first time
the try again
we repeat
making mistakes
the first time
the try again
we repeat
cruel remarks
the first time
the try again
~~~~~
we repeat
going to war
the first time
we repeat
spilling blood
the first time
~~~
we repeat
cruelty to animals
we repeat
destroying the earth
we repeat
not watching
and a five year old
close to home
lost his life today
 
let’s not repeat
****
R.I.P little one.
***

©jmtacken Jan 2014

Shared with      dVerse Poets Pub

ManicDdaily  has us using repitition. I was a little tired tonight, but this is my submission.

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42 thoughts on “Over & Over again (Prose)

  1. All the above is true but it is in our nature sadly we never never learn…. But and this is important we are at least aware, if we loose that we really will be in trouble. XXXX

  2. we are like a skipping record at times, ever repeating…falling into loves that are no good for us….ugh on the last bit…we damage…and i am so sorry on the little one…that one pinged pretty hard…..

  3. A powerful poem here, Jenny. There are so many things that repeat again and again unless the pattern is broken! And sometimes it is NOT. Sad about the five-year-old who lost his life. No chance for a repeat on that…so very heartbreaking.

    • thank you Mary, we learn from our mistakes… and have to repeat to get it right..sometimes we fail..or forget what needs to be corrected… and yes the parents of this little one won’t have another chance. Thank you for reading.

  4. Such a poignant piece– we too often repeat our own actions with mistaken beliefs that this time is different, this time will prove us right. Which makes our mistakes all the harder to take. Thank you for sharing this ~ peace, Jason

  5. Dang, Jenny. This is, from the beginning, pain-filled and then that wrap-up. There are a few expletives I would like to use but will refrain. So very sorry and the sad reality–it’s happening all over, all too often.

    • Oh Wow – thank you so much Vick – you can ‘explete’ away – I don’t mind ~ smiles. Yes the ending happened yesterday, the other part… well we do see all too often, what we continue to do..and not learn from. Thank you so much for reading.

  6. Powerful cadence all throughout, hauntingly sad, & awakening. This deserve to be performed & it will be great without a doubt. How sad to think we repeat same flaws more often than we repeat same good deeds and yet we often fail to learn.

    • Kelvin such gracious words thank you so much, we do repeat our flaws, repeat the mistakes ..to learn only sometimes…and it seems to be only the bad, not much of the good we repeat, thank you for reading.

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