Why You Will Never Be

Oh sure, I dream of you & imagine what you’d look like if you were to come into being.  But, I have a destiny to fulfill that would interrupt your stages of development which would ultimately scar you & you’d spend the remainder of your existence blaming me for.
Yes, I’ve named you.  A hundred times.  But you aren’t a pet & you are not yet flesh & blood.  Besides, you’d totally end up hating whatever name I’d given you anyway & will spend way too much on a psychiatrist to come to this conclusion. 
I’ve tested the waters, tried my hand at mothering…and failed.  Loved too much until I’d discovered that the apple really rarely falls far even if I tried to shove it uphill like some female Sisyphus…*snort*…like I could be all mythical like that.
But I do take comfort in knowing that I could extend my hand to others & offer that sage advice (whether or not those others will take it or not).  I like knowing that I can be available and free to be an individual, setting the example for other single women out there who were unable or unwilling or uninterested in becoming mommies.  These strong women are just as vital to the world & have a voice.  Do you have to be a parent to be a feminist? Absolutely not.  Is it right to have children when one cannot appropriately care or take responsibility for them?  Absolutely not.
So unless God has other plans to make me a mother through Immaculate Conception, I am resolved to live my best life as a productive & fiercely independent woman.
And you can be a gift to someone else.  Preferably, a loving Martha-Stewart-type who was born just for you.


About Lisa Perez

Lisa M. Perez is a published poet, editor, copywriter, public speaker and artist. The co-creator of the first ever ArtSpace in Jersey City, member of IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists), and administrator for an online Mail Art group, Lisa supports the arts and advocates for creativity. Her successful, Art Journal and "Notes from my Brain" series are ongoing projects that evolve with the artist. In addition to being an active blogger since 2005, Lisa scripts and edits copy for various online articles and videos. In September 2017, she was a guest-speaker and virtually chaired a YOGA Recovery meeting. In her spare time, Lisa studies, reads, and creates while maintaining a day job in a STEM field and being a full-time fur-mommy to her shih-tzu, Cher.
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