the once-hip mom

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: April 22, 2012

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Submitted: April 22, 2012



hormones started it all

taking her into puberty

whether she liked it or not

making her the object of the male gaze

at an early age &

she found the affection of many,

she partied hardy,

squeezing herself into the tightest clothing,

snorting the best shit she could find

with 100 proof veins,

pumping loud music into her throbbing


staying up 24/7---

raging against the dying of the light


when it all fell back on itself,

she got cleaned up

she got a career &

when age started to slow it all down,

she settled on a bloke who

had actual feelings for her &

the storybook was opened---

soon a new life was on the way &

with an already happy household established

the two decided to have it,

fumbling their way into parenthood

as parents will do when they first start out,

still trying to balance some sort of

life that they once had

while devoting every second to the rearing of

the new daughter---

after many sacrifices &

many sleepless nights,

the years passed & mom saw her wrinkles

begin to race neck n’ neck

with the arrival of lush brown hair now turning


her daughter, however, began to bloom,

just as she had when she hit such an age &

the sneaking out to see boys,

the first time caught drinking,

the squeezing into tight clothes &

the complete breakdown of what once seemed to be


healthy mother-daughter relationship,

found its way into the once-hip mom’s home---

now mother starts to look at her daughter with

jealousy &

she gets not one iota of support from her own mother

who finds it hilarious that finally the boomerang made

its way

around &

now the shoe is on the other foot,

where the frustration & responsibility has been

handed down

to the daughter who once caused so much to her own


now suffering at the whim of

her own teenager.

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