my DNA analysis

3 Oct

My contribution to this week’s writing challenge is a poem.

My DNA Analysis

Who am I

or what am I

is the question.

To be who I am

or to be what I am

is the question, too.

A mother’s daughter

without much resemblance

but for a smile.

A father’s daughter

without much perseverance

but for an idea.

Pragmatic mom

Idealistic dad

In between, I remain

in a limbo, akimbo.

You look like your dad, they say

Aye, you sound like your mom

Listen to her, will you? say they.

Aargh! I say

Leave me alone, I say

Let me be me, I say

No hearsay, this is who I say

Or is it what I say.

Who am I? Why am I?

How am I?

When am I?

A little bit of him

and his shared bits of them

And the rest – of her

and her share of theirs

A little bit of something

some bits of nothing

And nothing much of everything.

I am nothing without them –

my parents

Or am I

Or am I nothing because

of them.

This is who I am.

what I am.

5 Responses to “my DNA analysis”

  1. Heidi, The Happy Master Engageneer October 3, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Reblogged this on Social Media Butterfly.

  2. anecdotaltales October 4, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    But do you like Green Eggs and Ham?

    • s1ngal October 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

      Whoops, but I love green ham and eggs…

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