Questions of Competition

We vie for titles

of most beautiful

most intelligent

most experienced

 

But who are we

competing against?

 

The beauty of our sisters

who saw us for more than we saw ourselves,

the intellect of our mothers

who passed on ages of wisdom,

the experience of our fathers

who encouraged our pursuit

of our dreams

 

We must compete

solely with ourselves

to better our souls

 

Why would we

wish to knock down

those who raised us

 

-POE(MS)

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