Mother, Let ME Live MY Life

by Sierra Rae   Jul 18, 2005

I really hate hating you,
but it's something that you make me do.
We're not supposed to be this way, and
I shouldn't have to cry every day.
You're slowly but steadily driving me away,
yet all the while I'm the one to pay.

There's nothing realistic in the word perfection,
it's just come to be one of your overbearing obsessions.
It's something that I'll never be able to achieve;
I'm letting this one go now so I can be free.
Mother, why can't you just let yourself see
that the only thing I'll ever want to be is me.

You'll never approve of the way I act,
you're paranoid that I'm heading down the wrong track.
But I know I'm not; I know myself mom,
I'll be okay, I'm surprisingly strong;
and despite what you think I do know right from wrong.
I don't know why you've stayed in this mindset so long.

So I'm 15, yes, but I've surpassed my age;
to you I may seem weak, but I have courage.
Ya, I'm going to mess up a few times, but
I have to learn from my mistakes and crimes.
I'm almost 16 now, so let me drive...
I don't need you reading me all the signs.

Just step back and let ME live my life.


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  • 14 years ago

    by A.Hill

    okay i like this one cuz i can relate me -n- rita *my mom* r the same way,...

    love alwayz

  • 14 years ago

    by Angie

    Hey i really luved this was soo emotional! ya did a great job! Keep it up!

    Also thanx for reviewin ma poem....and for da advice...i'll make sure to make ma poems less choppy in da wayz g2g ttylz bye!xoxo

  • 14 years ago

    by Chelsi

    I can relate!! My mom is sort of like that!! Great job!! 5/5 Keep writin!!

  • 14 years ago

    by Katie

    omg i feel the same way,my mom still baby's me she thinks that i am still her little girl but im not!!

  • 14 years ago

    by Danielle