I inherited your nose and mouth,

but also your short temper 

and overpowering disposition.


I inherited your height and body,

but also your critical attitude

and controlling personality.


All your flaws ingrained in my DNA;

I had no choice but to be like you

even the parts I hated most.


And also other imperfections in me

were through training and conditioning 

as time is another force at play.


32 years under the same roof as others

can definitely influence how

one's character is shaped. 


And now that I am on my own,

I have to come to grips with these 

less than acceptable parts of myself.


I hope that I can assess these traits

and hopefully change some of them

and be a better person in the long run.

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