Pam Newham – Where I Went Wrong

June 30, 2014 | By | Reply More

I think it was when I saw
that picture of you
in guerrilla gear
smiling at someone unknown
in the jungles of Myanmar
an AK47 resting across your arms
that I knew where I’d gone wrong.
I should never have said,
“You can do anything you want.
There’s no place you cannot go.”
I should have handed you
needle and thread instead.
I should have said,
“Stay at home, darling girl,
let me teach you how to sew.”

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