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I am of you

I am of you,
but I am not you.  
 
For everything I am,  
I have worked tirelessly,  
 
through ache and wear,  
scream and teardrop,  
blood and salt,  
conflict and consequence,  
 
to be everything you are not.  
 
I watch you as you are,  
I witness Your Way,  
and I desire not,  
with burning ardor,  
to be as what I see.  
 
I am of you,  
but I am not you.  
 
- MgAl
Written by MgAl
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Author's Note
I love my parents in a way that a child should love parents that have always provided for all my necessities and creature comforts to survive another day as a child of immigration in the United States, ignorant of the ways of the world pre-adulthood. But the divide between us, generationally, culturally, socially, is far too great for me to aspire to want to be like them, as most children might. I am an adult now. I carry fragments of them as a subconscious consequence. I love them, I always will. But I am not them.
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