I Am Not Your Do-Over

March 27, 2012
By MeganRose BRONZE, Ayer, Massachusetts
MeganRose BRONZE, Ayer, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
“We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”


I am not your do over.
I am not you.
I will not sit and roll over,
as you tell me what to do.

I have my own thoughts,
very different from yours.
I know what I want.
I can make my own choice.

Don’t try to sway me.
I am set in my ways.
I like who I am.
This is not just a phase.

You can lie to yourself.
You can ignore my pleas.
Because it is not me,
it is you who cant see.

We are two different people,
who share gene traits.
But that does not mean
we share the same fate

The author's comments:
While reading through The New Yorker, I saw a comic about a mother and her child having identity issues. When I saw the picture, I could relate with my own mother and I having issues about not having the same personality and ways. From there, I was inspired to write this poem. I hope others can relate to my poem and gain strength to be themselves.

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