Dear Mother

Why must you always drag me down?

You never make me smile, only frown.

I always try my best,

But you make me feel like such a pest.

I'm tired of being belittled night and day,

I truly wish you would just go away.

I am tired of you insulting my friends,

And never attempting to make amends.

They're always there, like the morning dew.

And they are certainly better family than you.

They stop the tears that you cause,

And constantly belittle me for my flaws.

You claim they are heading in the wrong direction,

Maybe you should take a look at your own reflection.