“Lack’s” Semiotics

3. Family gives shape/
To the person I’ve become/
I’m lost without them/

4. Being a father/
With all of the paternal/
Demands makes me me/

5. Without my fam’ly/
I loose the shape of each day/
I’m drowning in time/

6. When we reunite/
I will remember this lack/
That I feel alone/

17. My children’s freedom/
Is often squandered on acts/
That are below them/

7. Pangs* created us/
So that we could convey joy/
We are “yin & yang”/
#haiku *pains: birthpains

8. Disobedience/
Requires some expectations/
& obligation/

9. Expectations are/
Parents giving children room/
To become adults/

10. The obligations/
We feel towards other people/
Are how this world works/

11. My disappointment/
At my child’s misbehavior:/
Worry & ego/

12. I worry because/
I love my family so/
& want them unharmed/

13. It is Ego too/
When I want obedience:/
Reflecting me back/

13b. Obedience is/
As good as what you obey/
Obey your conscience/

13c. Freedom is virtue/
Obedience is measured/
Categories kill/

14. Punishment teaches/
The consequences of might/
(Sometimes for reasons)/

15. Endless liberty/
Is not the nature of life:/
Obligations too/

16. “Freedom” needs the free/
Who often misbehave themselves/
People aren’t robots/

18. Folksy punishments/
Involving self selection/
Require cruelty/

19. The desired effect/
Is rarely beneficial/
When anger is king/

20. Worry for Children/
Compassion’s trajectory/
Crashes anywhere/


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2 Responses to ““Lack’s” Semiotics”

  1. Corner of Confessions Says:

    This was interesting to read. To peek inside the parental perspective.

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