my parents gave me 2 cells and a prison

i hoped to never be like you when i grow up

but now that i’m an adult, i feel shattered

i hoped to never remain tame and quiet like my mum

because i knew i never wanted to be taken advantage of

and i hoped to never be loud and irritable like my dad

because i know no one will feel comfortable around someone so volatile

so everytime i become too shy to speak my mind

i tell myself to not be like her,

and everytime i burst and be angry at someone innocent

i tell myself to not be like him.

i feel restricted and scared to be an image of my parents,

because i don’t want to become the nightmare that they were to me.

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