“Son” | Teen Ink


March 8, 2019
By uberbearsharkm8 PLATINUM, Seminole, Florida
uberbearsharkm8 PLATINUM, Seminole, Florida
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Patriarchal bliss

Simmered in silence

Embedded with whimpers

Each sire rewires.


Freudian slip

Father off bruised lips.

Bloodied cause,

Tainted laws,

Affection bubbling craves.

Merely undone,



The author's comments:

Seeing someone with which you share no blood as your father is a precarious scenario. It requires one to virtually implore their mentor for attention all while seeking out most all behaviors to receive validation. In “Son” I address the tribulations I have faced in breaking apart from the one and only patriarch forced upon me by societal views, and the strives taken by myself to be seen as not simply a predecessor, but as a son to the man I wish to deem father.

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