Mama, I Made It!
Written by Yomi Spontaneous ( Contributor)
You love it when your son is always called ‘The law’,
Your dream was to make sure I get ‘called to bar’.
Well, I made it mama,
I now work in ‘the bar’
I promise to bring you Guinness.
Just so you could be tagged the mother of a doctor,
You bribed my way through medical school.
I made it mama,
I’ve started doing strange things to people,
Please call me ‘Doctor Strange’.
You drew the plans of my life but you wanted me to become an Architect.
You couldn’t build a home but you wanted me to become a builder.
I made it mama,
I just constructed a road to my early grave
‘General Manager befits you’ you said to me,
But how do I succeed when even you could not manage your household?
Luckily, I made it mama,
I am now the best ‘highway manager’ in town.
You never for once asked what I wanted for myself,
You never asked why I was always scribbling on a paper.
I wanted to become a doctor of healing words,
Yes! I wanted to be an architect of beautiful poetry.
But you grabbed my last match stick of hope to fuel your burning desires
2020©️ Yomi Spontaneous
About the Poem
The poem is a reflection of how some parents force careers down the throats of their kids– either because they couldn’t live their dreams or because they want to brag about what their kids are studying or have studied.
If parents want their children to find happiness and success in life, one factor which influences happiness and success is career choice.
They need to understand that they are only guardians especially when it comes to career choice. Forcing a particular career on them just because they think it’s the best option for them is wrong and that’s why many children feel miserable and wish that their parents would respect their career choices.
One can only tell them what they feel they should consider based on their skills and abilities but in the end, allow them to make the final decision.
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