Disapproving

 disappointment
in my mother’s eyes
often made me wonder
if I’m an
anomaly or anachronism
 
Years later
I’m forced to think -
was I just
ahead of my times
or a misunderstood aphorism?
 
I arrived
when a few looked up to
and followed me…
should I term it
admiration or plagiarism?



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14 thoughts on “Disapproving

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  2. “I arrived
    when a few looked up to
    and followed me…
    should I term it
    admiration or plagiarism?”

    Lol…or an attempt at mutual human support and encouragement, a.k.a perhaps-misplaced/misunderstood kindness on the part of the so-called “follower”….

    Interesting questions 👏

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  3. This hit home on many levels, Reena. My mother told me everyday I wasn’t loveable. I asked her about it many years later, and she said she just didn’t understand me, and worried about my future – she was trying to prepare me for what she thought my life would be. In the end, we only come to doubt ourselves. Love the ending, too.

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