Absent Parenting (answer to unrest of the world)

You want the answer
to the unrest in the world?
A reason for the mindlessness
The answer is simple
It’s all thanks to our aloof figurehead
You want to come ask me questions
in a tower you built together?
Nope, you all get different languages
Babble away
Remember what I said
You know
those nonsense parables
They will keep you in check
I’ll be back… at some point
Probably when it all turns to shit
I’ll come and tell you
what you did wrong then
You be good little kiddies
Look after the shit show while I’m gone
Enjoy free willing all over each other
Daddies taken a few thousand years off to have some real family time with your mother the Holy spirit and my favorite son
Oh right the answer
Is in the questioning
So many questions and no definitive answers
The frustration of never knowing
if anything means anything
There can be NO peace in uncertainty


I spoke with a fellow blogger recently about editing. I myself, edit like crazy.
He said he occasional writes directly to his blog with little to no editing and suggested I try the same.
So, this week I’ll be posting material that I’ve given myself about 15 minutes to write and haven’t edited other than glaring spelling and grammatical mistakes.


15 thoughts on “Absent Parenting (answer to unrest of the world)

  1. Oh, I dunno… I think some of the parables are excellent – like don’t complain unless you want flaming serpents to bite you (sharks! laser! sharks with laser!), and don’t ask “are we there yet” or you’ll get 40 years roaming around lost in the desert.
    And would we really want God peering into our room and telling us to clean up this mess?

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    1. I was on the clock. I didn’t formulate. I just wrote. the parables came to mind as vague elusive teachings which could be misconstrued to suit an agenda. This would have been very different if I had more than 15 minutes.
      Love the lazer shark idea!
      I was thinking after a few thousand years absence, old testament god whopping arses every now and again might help.
      And just a few direct answers could stop all wars.
      God’s already peering in, with the Holy spirit to push you to clean that room.
      You’re a parent, when you ask your kids to do something then walk away, how often do they do it?
      Mine fairly do without clear incentive or reinforment.
      As they say, we are all gods children 🀣

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      1. I can’t claim credit for laser sharks – it was in the lego movie. πŸ˜€
        Yes, a hand through the clouds, pointing and saying “I’m on his side” would be very handy. And my kids don’t even do what I ask them to if I stay and watch them… I clearly have not done enough smiting.

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  2. I agree with minimal editing! πŸ˜€

    I guess different people have different styles, though. So it’s most important to just use the one which feels the most expressive for you. Sometimes I just get the feeling that something I’m writing would benefit from a couple of edits, and I can make satisfying improvements. Other times, I know something wouldn’t benefit from editingβ€” and when I try to edit those ones, they do in fact usually get worse. But mostly I just refuse to write and I wait until some idea is so burning that I have to write it! It’s usually the more creative ones which I edit more, vs. the expressive ones.

    Also if I’ve been putting off writing something, I realise that I may as well write it quickly than never write it at all. And often those are the good ones!

    But yeah I totally agree on the parentingβ€” it’s basically expressing that society’s problems aren’t a youth problem, or an old people problem, or parental problemβ€” it’s EVERYbody’s problem πŸ˜†. And role models often come from without the family in public figures. We all have that responsibility in every interaction with everybody. Even parents and old people are influenced by role models at any given age. Though I do get that this is all more exaggerated within child-family circumstances.

    But yeah, parents don’t (statistically-speaking) start to change without better role models for themselves. So for me, I can’t identify any particular place to start, other thanβ€” with myself! Thank god that I can control myself! I mean what a bloody privilege. I get to control the actions of an entire human being, and can make those as good as possible. πŸ˜„

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    1. Editing depends on the piece. Some scream louder when raw.
      Write without over thinking. Both good points πŸ‘

      Societies wayward direction is an undeniable issue and will continue be so as long as people continue to idolise and emulate immoral figures *coughs Trump*

      Parenting is the worst job when you think about. A lifelong commitment, you never get to quit. There’s no pay, you’re on call 24 7, no breaks, no personal time, you lose sleep, eat poorly, the customers are unreasonable and hate you most the time, when all you’re doing is what’s best for them every waking moment of your life.
      And throughout all the suffering they indure, you will never find anyone who will love you like your parents do.

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      1. Haha! I do think the trick to parenting isβ€” being a sensitive/empathetic person, open to learning, energetic, fun. With all the ridiculous amounts of stresses on kids in modern life, that sensitivity and empathy are more important than ever. It’s easy to see how toxic parent-child relationships could occur. I honestly believe that a lot of that reputed part of parenting is not inevitable.

        “you will never find anyone who will love you like your parents do.”

        πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…. Oh I found plenty who understand (and therefore love) me more πŸ˜†.

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      2. I was all of those things before I became a parent 🀣

        Yer, that line is a quote, Angelou maybe πŸ€”
        I don’t totally agree either.
        My daughter was sick in hospital when she was 3 months old and I remember thinking i would drain the life out of everyone in the building with my bare hands if it meant she would live a minute longer. She is fine, I didn’t kill anyone 😏but it goes a way in explaining the connection between parent and child.

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  3. This piece treads between tongue in cheek humour and outright outrage. If I had to pick a favourite line, “Enjoy free willing all over each other” is a standout. Great work!
    The ‘no edits’ idea is very interesting. I find it hard to apply a rule like that to my own stuff, because some things come out easy and are ready to go from the start, but other pieces just… fight me, every step of the way it seems. Anyhow, it’s worked for you here, I might give it a go myself.

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    1. Thank you. That is an accurate discription of my unfiltered self, though I don’t often rant like this.
      I’ve noticed recently I haven’t had a flow of words so much as a brainstorming of ideas I stick together. Unedited, it makes for interesting abstract poetry.
      Overall, the posts this week went well. I didn’t overthink, I just spewed.
      Definately a fun exercise and one I would recommend. Give it a go, even if you don’t post it, it’s interesting to see what your brain will cook up in a race against time.

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