Saturday, October 19, 2013


The Smothers Brothers: Mom Always Liked You Best!

“Mom always liked you best”       
a long ago line from a Smothers Brothers’ routine        
comedy-a joke       
a Band-Aid covering       
deep wounds       
loved without effort       
gifted with endless attention       
a mama’s boy       
walking on water       
parting the Red Sea       
with his shallowness       
overlooked and forgotten       
faceless in the familial crowd       
a lost son       
never perfect enough       
always longing       
a pure soul       
Adoration and Neglect       
doled out in equal dollops       
so much showered on one       
nothing remained for the other        

Copyright 2012 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman

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