Mind you!

I may seem self sufficient

I may look strong and capable

I may multi-task

I may work hard and long

but I do get tired

and my poor feet hurt too

Yet I plod on doggedly

and am fastidious about things I do

And then one day realisation dawns

I may try my best to please all

my every step is noted

people are waiting for my fall

this enrages me so much

that I refuse to break

I decide to live my life

as I have envisaged it

no more toeing lines

no more capitulation

if I can’t live on my terms

you can hug your damnation

now you may think of me

as a case gone all wrong

I do things on my terms

for this alone I was born

don’t burden me with social mores

and unrealistic expectations

nor bore me with uplifting words

I am an unruly, sturdy wildflower

not a dainty greenhouse carnation

I can survive in this big, bad world

without your advice though

yes, I am fragile yet tensile

but I am no Atlas, mind you!

39 thoughts on “Mind you!

      1. Strangely enough, that’s exactly what I was thinking. We must be the same brainwave communication frequency without even knowing it. πŸ˜‰β€οΈ πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ€—

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      1. I hear that loud and clear! Sometimes I think that comes with being a wife and mother but it shouldn’t be that way! Thank you for voicing what is often in my head. ❀️

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