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They Birthed You But They Won’t Make You

by be.

They’ll birth you
But they won’t make you.
They’ll feed you
And it will change you.
They’ll beat you
And it will slay you.
They’ll love you
But show they hate you.

They’ll shape you
But they won’t make you.
They’ll leave you
And it will change you.
They’ll see you
And it will pain you.
They’ll strip you
And make you hate you.

They’ll need you
But they won’t take you.
They’ll loathe you
And it will change you.
They’ll clothe you
But they won’t bathe you.
They’ll hold you
And it will shake you.

They’ll know you
And imitate you.
They’ll mold you
But won’t create you.
The whole you
Will need a break to
Know they birthed you
But they won’t make you.


- Bryan 'be.' Espiritu