LackingASocialLife

Australia

No longer social-life-less
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Message to Readers

Living in a strict family with a glorified level of authority has been a struggle throughout my childhood. My therapist suggested channelling my silenced opinions into writing, so that's what I'll do.

Till I get my laptop taken off me for being 2 minutes off curfew, of course.

Dear the Guardians

September 18, 2018

FREE WRITING

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

You do realise the one thing you have that the criminal on the street doesn't is support?
You do know becoming a caretaker doesn't immediately make you a god. Right?
Isn't it funny that as soon as your job is to tell a child what to do, you're immediately the essence of good?

MAN BEATS IS CHILD WITH WHIP
The kid was probably disobedient. You know, when I was your age, my dad got the cane.

WOMAN KILLS NEWBORN
She's obviously insane. Where was the father? He could've fixed it.

CHILD CALLS 911 ON PARENT
Stupid kid. Don't you ever do that- we'd get fined. 

THIS VOICE SAYS EVERYTHING
You're the reason for the divorce.
Do not talk to me like I'm your "friends" I am not your equal.
Your damn phone is the reason you're depressed.
Maybe if you just did as you were told.
Kids don't get to keep secrets.


But... where is your evidence?
The only reason we believe you is because we're taught the parent is always right.
Which is twisted. You could be the drug addict on the street, with a criminal record and a gun in hand. "But, he raised them. Obviously, he knows how to raise his kids."

r i g h t ?

JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A GOD DAMN BIRTHGIVER DOES NOT MAKE YOU RIGHT
OR A GOOD PARENT
OR WISE

You are not teaching respect.
You are teaching submission.
We don't obey the good,
We learn to never point out the bad.
Because we can't ask for help
Or you'll lose custody
and you don't want that
Because you do want us
apparently
But not enough to accept critique. 
Or there goes the screens again
And that party again
There goes the joy
again

Because the student with their statistics can never be right.
Because the child with feelings can never express them.
Because your descendants are the most rights active, accepting group,
And you still call us failures.

But with good reason,
Right, criminal?

 

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3 Comments
  • AcetheticallyPleasing

    Hey... can you stop making such amazing pieces? I value my breath and find it a nuisance to have it taken away all the time by these.


    about 2 years ago
  • Doktor Habit

    joke comment:
    i was fed 'gay ppl r bad' things as i grew up and forced to go to church. that didn't go well did it
    Serious comment: Dude, this is really good. This touches on quite a few important issues. Great piece, keep writing!


    about 2 years ago
  • R.j.Elsewhere

    This is such a powerful piece, you really nailed a number of issues within society and I take my hat off to you for it. Wonderful work, I love it.


    about 2 years ago