A Poem by linda m. crate

I am my mothers, but I am more than that.

"you look like your mother"
i was never sure if
this was
a compliment or a sneaky
cleverly said to my face
so others could laugh behind my back,
and i always nod and agree;
yes, it's this thing
called genetics�"
tell me that you like my smile
or that i have pretty eyes
laugh at my jokes
or tell me that i'm amusing,
anything at all;
but don't tell me i look like my mother�"
it's all i've heard my entire life,
and i'm getting sick of
the lack of originality
i am me,
and she is she;
we are two different people
no matter how similar we look�"
i can never escape my mother for she is a part of me,
but i can run from you
your tedious comment is one that
lacks depth or imagination
it's only stating
the obvious
plunging my mind into a state of
- linda m. crate 

© 2014 linda m. crate

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Added on May 25, 2014
Last Updated on May 25, 2014
Tags: tedium, tedious, mothers, daughters, genetics, bland, boring, droll, entire life


linda m. crate
linda m. crate

Conneautville, PA

I am a two time push cart nominee with a passion for writing. My poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines including those in print and online. more..