Wait till Dad gets home!
Threat or promise…
It meant we were
Sentenced, but
Punishment would
Not be swift…just sure…
My dad was the
Reluctant enforcer…
At least we saw it so

Off to work for hours
Barely time to
See us grow up
I resolved not to be
Stuck like he was…
So I made my own
Disillusioning mistakes
As the wise man said…
“So it goes.”

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

DAILY PROMPTS prompt for 7/23/16: PUNISHMENT

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