Casual Family Abuse

Casual Abuse.
How we laud our near and dear
How we express our familial affection
In the casual abuse we bestow
And often repeated misdirection
How mistake once made
The one time errors and the near disaster
Are oft repeated and extolled
And become the cause of others laughter
How they love to delve into the past
And select choice moments to relay
To cause embarresmemt and blushes
With gentle ribbing and not so subtle word play
Only joking they say as they slap his back
But see, his smile is sad
School and work bullies are bastards
Those at your dinner table can be just as bad.

© Dave Kavanagh @

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