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does *anyone* like these schmaltzy poems??

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Fio2 Mon 01-Aug-05 09:07:26

i am in a yahoo group and least 1 new poem is posted on alternate days. i never open themof course else I would vomit. But does anyone actually like them?

<the holidays are already getting to me, can you tell?>

happymerryberries Mon 01-Aug-05 09:15:33

Is that last line the title of a poem Fio???

the holidays are already getting to me, can you tell?>

I look a mess and the fridge has started to smell

handlemecarefully Mon 01-Aug-05 09:17:08

you could add:

"And frankly, I do not feel very well"

Actually no, I loathe the schmaltzy poems.

Jimjams Mon 01-Aug-05 09:24:52

i loathe them as much as i loathe people saying "god only gives children like ds1 to very special people"

Blossomhill Mon 01-Aug-05 09:31:52

Yahoo group? What's that?

No can't stand smaltzy peoms either

KarenThirl Mon 01-Aug-05 09:40:58

Nope, hate them with a passion. That and cute little pictures of kittens dressed in baby clothes. (retch)

coppertop Mon 01-Aug-05 09:59:27

I wonder what Davros' answer will be?

They can be quite entertaining in a kind of vomit-inducing way. I still remember Davros taking over the Poetry Club section with them all.

P.S. How's the head this morning, hmb?

geekgrrl Mon 01-Aug-05 10:01:58


Twiglett Mon 01-Aug-05 10:08:08

sometimes I am really in the mood for schmaltz .. sometimes I laugh at it, sometimes I shed a tear .. depends on hormones and how DH is doing I suppose ... hate it when people send me schmaltz in a kind of 'we truly understand' way

but a good bit of schmaltz definitely has its place

<I say this as someone who has read 'chicken soup for the soul' >

Jimjams Mon 01-Aug-05 10:10:15

yes but twiglett-not having a child with SN you don't get people offering them to you as something that may "help" (since when did throwing up over my sofa help?)

Jimjams Mon 01-Aug-05 10:11:09

NOw someone offering to look after ds1 fgor an afternoon (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha) is help- hasn't ever happened- except for my mum- but vomit inducing poems- most definitely not.

Fio2 Mon 01-Aug-05 10:17:50

theholidays are getting to me, can you tell
look a mess and the fridge has started the smell
and frankly I dont feel very well
\so if you have a crap poem go to hell

lol@ americans, they are quite mixed group actually but yesterday i posted something and they asked me what SN stoof for <bangs head against monitor

Twiglett Mon 01-Aug-05 10:25:01

you're right Jimjams .. I don't have a child with SN .. but I have been sent these schmaltzy poems / prose when DH has been having bad flares (that can last up to a year) .. not that I have to justify why I posted of course

Jimjams Mon 01-Aug-05 10:31:29

ok knuckles rapped....

the holidays are getting to me can you tell
ds1 is having a good smell
of all the people who come through the door
before throwing his water on the floor

(why does he do that it's driving me mad?).

uh oh the shoutings started motherly duties call.

Move down my way next time fio

expatinscotland Mon 01-Aug-05 10:32:16

Damn I HATE schmaltzy poems. And I'm American. I never fit in there, needless to say. They're a load of bullshit and only good for use as loo paper.

Schmaltzy poems are almost always written by people who've never gone through what they're writing about and/or they're also brainless, b/c if they had a modicum of intelligence they'd realise how insulting their drivel is.

'i loathe them as much as i loathe people saying "god only gives children like ds1 to very special people" '

Yes, I can relate! My mum tried this on me when she made the mistake of asking about our financial situation. 'Well, you're just starting out. It's hard to do w/o. Be patient and give your worries to God.'

FFS! I'm nearly 35 years old, far from 'just starting out'. Is God going to pay my rent? I told her God seemed to want me out on the streets for some reason, but that he could just get stuffed b/c that was just NOT going to happen.

The other line that gets me is, about children w/developmental delays, 'Well, they'll all get there in the end.'

They will? How the hell is that supposed to happen? Is there really such a thing as a magic wand??

Fio2 Mon 01-Aug-05 10:35:35

I would like to move to devon, that would be heaven...

no mind blank, cannot think of anything else that rhymmes

Jimjams Mon 01-Aug-05 10:35:58

ha ha expat

Someone told me recently (very well meaning) that I should pray for ds1 as god performs miracles.

She's never met ds1 so I think she kind of imagines autism as she knows it which is very hf. I just laughed and said we'd need a miracle the size of the loaves and fishes. I told her she was welcome to pray for him though.

Yes the "they'll get there in the end" would irritate the hell out of me as well

expatinscotland Mon 01-Aug-05 10:39:34

When people use those lines on us, I bite my tongue not to say something like, 'Does Elvis talk to you?' or 'Do you believe in alien abduction?'

It's just so f*ing condescending and patronising, however well-meant.

Unless someone asks, I try not to say anything about matters of which I have no experience.

Jimjams Mon 01-Aug-05 10:49:12

yes - very patronising.

When people tell me that god choooses special parents I have to stop myself saying "no he doesn't- YOU could have a child wwith SN you know- doesn't just happen to other people". But usually I just leave the room and count to 10

Fio2 Mon 01-Aug-05 10:51:47

thats what gets me, i mean why do people think it will never happen to them? i mean I was one of them once but why do they look all pitying without realising that shit does actually happen to everyone

Jimjams Mon 01-Aug-05 10:58:40

And if you say anything you sound like a mad harbinger of doom. I quite like that idea actually.

ks Mon 01-Aug-05 11:01:02

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Fio2 Mon 01-Aug-05 11:25:27

HA! ks nooooooooooooooooooo

Jimjams Mon 01-Aug-05 11:32:12

One of Davros'

A meeting was held quite far from Earth.
“It’s time again for another birth,”
Said the angels to the Lord above.
This special child will need much love,
His progress may seem very slow,
Accomplishments he may not show.
And he’ll require extra care
From the folks he meets way down there.
He may not run or laugh or play;
His thoughts may seem quite far away.
In many ways he won’t adapt,
And he’ll be known as handicapped.
So let’s be careful where he’s sent,
We want his life to be content.

Please, Lord, find parents who
Will do a special job for you.
They will not realize right away
The leading role they’re asked to play.
But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they’ll know the privilege given
In caring for this gift from Heaven.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild
Is Heaven’s very special child.

Patronising peuky crap. There's loads more in the poetry topic- Davros posted them to keep them off here.

Jimjams Mon 01-Aug-05 11:34:56

So meek and mild???????????????????

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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