Posted by Kate on October 12, 1999 at 17:54:58:
Yesterday I opened my email to find a dozen or so letters, all asking me to Help Save Mohicanland. Well, I have had things going on at home and haven’t been near the Board for a week or so. But, you can’t ignore a subject line like – ‘MOHICANLAND IN TROUBLE’!! So, I read all the emails I got, agreed with some of the comments, disagreed with others but when it came right down to it, there was no question – I too wanted to help save our ‘home’. At the bottom of the pile of emails was a little something, sent by a friend. I read it, thought ‘how appropriate, with a little change of names!’ And I thought I would just pass it on.
You have to use your imagination a little, but if you substitute: ‘RICHFED’ for Mother, ‘TROUBLE’ for ‘8 year old boy’ and ‘all the Mohicanites’ for T.J., I think you will find that these few lines say it all!
Just one more word. I’m sorry, Richfed, that you got caught up in more hassle. You didn’t need that, I’m sure!
What T.J. Drew
A weary mother returned from the store,
Lugging groceries through the kitchen door.
Awaiting her arrival was her 8 year old son,
Anxious to relate what his younger brother had done.
"While I was out playing and Dad was on a call,
T.J. took his crayons and wrote on the wall!
It's on the new paper you just hung in the den.
I told him you'd be mad at having to do it again."
She let out a moan and furrowed her brow,
"Where is your little brother right now?"
She emptied her arms and with a purposeful stride,
She marched to his closet where he had gone to hide.
She called his full name as she entered his room.
He trembled with fear--he knew that meant doom!
For the next ten minutes, she ranted and raved
About the expensive wallpaper and how she had saved.
Lamenting all the work it would take to repair,
She condemned his actions and total lack of care.
The more she scolded, the madder she got,
Then stomped from his room, totally distraught!
She headed for the den to confirm her fears.
When she saw the wall, her eyes flooded with tears.
The message she read pierced her soul with a dart.
It said, "I love Mommy," surrounded by a heart.
Well, the wallpaper remained, just as she found it,
With an empty picture frame hung to surround it.
A reminder to her, and indeed to all,
Take time to read the handwriting on the wall.
See what I mean? Now why was it sent to me at just this particular time? The sender has no knowledge of the Board or what's going on. But - it seemed to fit the occassion!
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