Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Parent Pleasers




Being a good girl can be so exhausting.
Sigh.

An Ode to the Parent Pleasers
(Inspired by a conversation with my buddy Chethan)

Usually, it is the eldest child
The one commonly thought of as docile and mild
It's not that we wish to be rebels without a cause
In fact, we often put our own wants on pause
Just to please the ones we care about most
So about us, they can consistently boast
Oh, the lengths one can go to make their parents proud
How come they are never recognized aloud?
There is a punishment to always doing what you "should"
Because the ONE time you don't want to
You risk being tainted for good.

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