“Son” | Teen Ink


March 8, 2019
By uberbearsharkm8 PLATINUM, Seminole, Florida
uberbearsharkm8 PLATINUM, Seminole, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."
- Leonard Nimoy

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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