Let Me Be


I will laze around in my crumpled cotton nightie

I will drink gallons of sweetened tea and coffee.

I don’t feel like combing my untameable mane

Nor watch my weight for a change.

I will have long chats with friend after friend

I will not my talkative habit mend.

I don’t feel like going to work today

Office won’t collapse if I don’t go one day.

Nor will my home sink in quagmire

If I do today what I so desire.

The kids can do what they want

I won’t bully today as is my wont.

I don’t need to dress up to impress always

Nor whip fancy recipes every other day.

I don’t have to always be a perfect mom

Why don’t you set an example today, Hon?

I really don’t want to slight anyone

But why are you the superman, when I get all the work done?

I don’t want to be the secret behind anyone’s success

I want to be the reason of my very own success.

I am flesh and blood with my own dreams and desires

Not an image of all the goodness the world in me aspires.

Let me crack a bottle open and get drunk

Surely I am allowed to stink like a skunk!

Go order some takeaway food tonight

I will watch back to back serials all night.

No sex please, I am the goddess today

For the rest of the year I have feet of clay.

Stop chanting homilies and telling me I am great

I know my true worth and don’t need your certificate.

7 thoughts on “Let Me Be

  1. Loved it!
    It raced my heart for a bit as if I was ready to fight 😄
    Can totally connect to it 💖
    A woman/mom have a compulsory list of do’s and don’ts which you have put up very well in words.👏👏👏

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.