Saturday, May 28, 2011

Birth Right

Drop the pretense
Stop the defense
Quit searching for another
I am here, mother.
Certainly not what you expected
Perhaps you feel disrespected.
You cannot rescind my birth
You bared this curse.
But like the phoenix
This child is resurrected.
Timid and reserved you say
Taught to be that way
By the distance in your judging grin
By not standing up to him.
When we ached for a hug
Invariably that hope was quashed like a bug.
Emotions are for others
Not for daughters and their brothers.
Never good enough
Well I for one have had enough.
It's too late to atone
Just leave me the fuck alone
To live my life
Where love is rife
And freely shown.
That is our birth right.

1 comment:

  1. WOAH! Did you write that???That's awesome!I didn't know you were a poet!