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Don't be strong, you mothers.
Scream for help. Be weak.
There in the strength of others
You will find the peace you seek.
Don't be strong, you mothers.
Cry out, cry long, cry loud -
Don't stand all alone with your baby
Weeping unheard in the crowd.
Don't be strong, you mothers.
Don't waste your strength on this.
Reach out, let others help you.
That's what they want. It is.

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Date: 2010-10-07 10:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] supermouse
I like this, but I have no constructive wossnames to say why I do. I just do. Even though I am not a mother, it strikes a chord.

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Date: 2010-10-08 01:03 am (UTC)
firecat: dalai lama hugging a penguin (penguin hug)
From: [personal profile] firecat
I love this.

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Date: 2010-10-08 04:40 pm (UTC)
thedivinegoat: A photo of me holding Hannah & Rebecca at a couple of weeks old. (My Photo - Twins)
From: [personal profile] thedivinegoat
Oh god yes.

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Date: 2015-03-09 02:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] undine
well said! :)

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Date: 2010-10-07 09:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jexia
But what if asking for help takes more energy than you've got?

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Date: 2010-10-08 04:32 pm (UTC)
pauamma: Cartooney crab holding drink (Default)
From: [personal profile] pauamma
I am in no way an expert on that specific topic (or in asking for help in general), but I interpret
Don't be strong, you mothers.
Cry out, cry long, cry loud -
Don't stand all alone with your baby
as saying "Don't be too proud to accept offered help, even if you didn't ask for it or if you think you don't deserve it or should be able to do without it"

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Date: 2010-10-08 04:43 pm (UTC)
jexia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jexia
Offered help? Whassat?

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Date: 2010-10-08 04:49 pm (UTC)
pauamma: Cartooney crab holding drink (Default)
From: [personal profile] pauamma
OK, I can't tell whether this is sarcasm, personal experience, or both, and I've reached the limit of what I think I can reasonably read into that poem anyway, so I think it's time for me to bail out of that discussion (and consider whether I should have stepped in at all).

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Date: 2010-10-08 06:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] batswing.livejournal.com
Thank you.

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Date: 2010-10-08 07:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sidheag.livejournal.com
This brought tears. But *yes*, and not just mothers, either.

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Date: 2010-10-08 09:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quentinwrites.livejournal.com
Oh yes. Oh yes, definitely.

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Date: 2010-10-08 04:42 pm (UTC)

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