Ma, please, Don’t make me HATE you

I know this is going to sound confusing. I know you’re going to get offended. I know you’re going to cry and everything else. I know, I know, I know but I’m saying this because I don’t want to grow to HATE you.

Ma, I want to become a Man and I’m trying to become a Man but I can’t do that with you smothering me. Sometimes, I don’t need nor want your charity. If I fall on bad times that’s just the storm I’m in. It’s not the storm that you need to worry about it’s how I whether it that should be the concern. When I do whether it right that’s just me becoming a Man. But this is not your position to understand, just know it’s me being a MAN.

Ma, stop doing things for me! I’m not a child I’m an adult. You may not want to see that but you need to accept it. I need to make mistakes, in fact, I need to make as many mistakes as I can because these are the things that’ll make me that strong masculine Man. But this is not your position to understand, just know it’s me being a MAN.

Ma, I don’t want to hear that sh!t. I’m not your husband, boyfriend, or friend. I do not care who said what at work. Stop debriefing me on your day. Stop making frequent chit chat with me. Stop asking me “How does this look on me.” Stop petty gossiping to me. Listen to me when I say this, I DO NOT CARE, but… This is not your position to understand, just know it’s me being a MAN.

While I’m on the subject, I have a few more things to get off my Manly chest;
DON’T stop cooking my favorite Dishes
DON’T stop seeing through the girls I introduce to you.

Your Son
This is not your position to understand, just know it’s me being a MAN.

Lynell from Style is Life

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Lynell is the creator of Style is Life, which is a platform that encourages Black Men to be who they are and not submit to the stereotypical image of a Black Man. Lynell himself is a U.S. Navy Submarine Veteran, is currently in school for Accounting, and runs the Style is Life YouTube Channel. Contact him at lifeoflynell@gmail.com