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Like Mommy & Daddy


My parents and I are more like the same --I please them & they please me.

— Sunshine Tibod

Family Ties

Are we not good daughters,
Trying to imitate our mothers?
Are we not good sons,
Trying to become our fathers?
In these family ties,
We grip & grapple
With all our strength
In the aim to create
Better shape of ourselves.
We say,
‘I shall be like mommy,
Owning all the gentle
Kindness & understanding
Of the world.’
‘I shall be like daddy,
Venturing & seeking
All the adventures
Of the globe.’
Yet, for how long
Shall we keep?
How long shall we grip
Unto that swear,
Upon that ambition,
We have for ourselves?
Do we not
Have the right to shape
Ourselves through
Our own way?

© 2019 Shing Araya


Shing Araya (author) from Cebu, Philippines on April 29, 2019:

I agree with you. We must live our lives the way we want to. Thank you for stoping by.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on April 26, 2019:

Everyone has a right to define and determine their own destiny.

Shing Araya (author) from Cebu, Philippines on April 17, 2019:

Thanks Ms. Dora :)

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 17, 2019:

Valid thought to consider. Good presentation!

Shing Araya (author) from Cebu, Philippines on April 12, 2019:

You are welcome.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 12, 2019:

Hello, Sunshine Tipod, nice poem indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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