Like Mother Like Daughter

THIS POEM OF MINE EXPRESSES THE DILEMMA EVERY PARENT FACES WHILE  RAISING THEIR CHILDREN , THAT IF THEY SHOULD CATER TO THE SOCIETYS  NORMS, DO EVERYTHING ACCORDING TO THE TEXTBOOK , BELIEVING THAT THEIR  CHILD IS PERFECT BECAUSE THEY ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE THEM SO  ,SOMETIMES IGNORING THEIR MISTAKES AND DIFFICULTIES IN THE PROCESS  WHICH ENDS UP IN DISTANCING THEM FROM THEIR CHILD TO THE EXTENT THAT  THE CHILD CLOSES THE ONLY DOOR BETWEEN THEM THAT IS OF LOVE AND  WARMTH EVENTUALLY ITS JUST BOTH OF THEM LEFT ALONE IN THEIR OWN  WORLDS ,THEIR OWN FEELINGS AND THEIR OWN WOUNDS

I HAVE USED A MOTHER AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PARENT CLAN SINCE SHE IS  THE ONE WITH THE MOST OF THE WORRIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO KEEP THE  BALANCE BETWEEN HER FAMILY AND SOCIETY WE LIVE IN , DAUGHTER BEING THE  REPRESENTATIVE OF CHILDREN CLAN HERE I MAY SEEM A LITTLE BIASED BUT I  GUESS SHE IS ONE WITH MOST STEREOTYPES, JUDGEMENTS AND RULES AND  REGULATIONS THROWN HER WAY!! 

LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER!! 

My daughter is Perfect  

That’s a mythical Fact 

But regardless I tell it to every soul, sounding like bees 

After all it’s my meticulous mannerisms that she embodies 

A perfect girl, a perfect student, a perfect friend 

A perfect sister and a perfect woman she must be till the end Does anything below perfect makes sense  

My teachings and my upbringing is no nonsense  

So what if she sometimes oversteps in anger  

As long as nobody knows no words they utter or matter 

Nobody will ever find out about those cracks 

I already covered it diligently with my hacks  

One day they said their daughter is a lot too free 

I said mine’s perfect she buried all that trash into debris 

Terrified by the thought that the little rejections I face nowadays 

Aren’t some revolt in near future, I’ve got to stop it anyways… Nobody can know the imperfections beneath the perfection I drew Nobody can know that the image I presented is real but few  Nobody can know that I nitpicked these colors from a black sea Nobody can know that my own course examination failed me Nobody can know that my self hasn’t had a respect to serve but an ego well fed 

Nobody can know those damn table manners didn’t mind when freedom bled But what if they got to know  

That all this was just a show  

Oh ! No! This is what the most I fear 

‘Pity her, Like mother like daughter’ to hear 

Never, ever can this happen 

Won’t let it fall before it ripen 

Just until she gets married , no more 

Safe from that beautiful inquisitive ocean, ashore 

Pretentious Perfect Panorama cannot fall 

It’s to secure Her fortune and welfare after all 

Water, soil and twig support, gave it all I could recall 

At the end hidden from the sun, it’s warm rays made it fall 

Anxious about an angry outburst, rightfully I suppressed 

Seems to be a plea of Acceptance that She pressed 

Being a Perfect Mother to a Perfect Daughter was my goal 

Unaware of Her wish for her flaws and awes welcomed as whole I wanted to be the Mother who presented Her heart to Her son’s request Forgot what warmth of love it can provide when itself is just a Cold chest!! 

Hope I succeed in conveying my feelings to you all and would like to listen to  your thoughts on it too!!  

Thankyou

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