READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, January 10

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This week’s poem, called Parents, is by Jan Parkin.

They’re not perfect you know

They made, us me and you

Brought us into this big world

No doubt without a clue

That children need a guiding hand

A mentor, nurse and friend

To teach them how to live their lives

Right to the very end

Yet at times we do forget that

Our parents are the same

As the children they gave life to

Yet we look to them to blame

For mistakes that we all make sometimes

The pathways that we take

And while we’re busy doing this

Our lives we do forsake

For our parents are just human

Yes just like you and me

With all the insecurities

Although it’s hard to see

So whilst our lives may not turn out

The way we wanted to

Accept that we can’t blame them all

Cos they’re imperfect too