TEEN GENE (to my dear daughters)
Hard it has been
To live as a Teen
Dubbed Drama Queen
Blame it on Gene!
So many issues! One sure prevails,
That is: how long should I wear my nails!?
How to file- round or square, polish- red, black or green?
It's of vital importance, blame it on Gene.
My hair, of you I am obsessively fond
So painful to live as a natural blonde
Boys like it, girls hate me, get nasty and mean
As they are possessed by the wicked Teen Gene!
The most consuming obsession is to fit in,
They say it’s a stage of ego-maniac Gene
Tweeter, Facebook, Instagram-powerful means
It’s all about selfies of narcissistic Teens!
My mother, oh brother, cannot understand
Keeps referring to lifestyle of her native land
With no cars, no computers, not even bananas
Mom, don't pile your childhood misery on us!
Well, lack of bananas did not not intervene
With mom’s same notorious wicked Teen Gene!
Copyright © Margarita Lillico | Year Posted 2020
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