Your mother should know.
The things that matter you ignore
Your ego is not your strength nor your asset
Superficiality is your best quality
Your style, never your own
Aversion to sincerity
Your favorite answer is “is complicated” ’cause you have no clue
Your sterile concern, I will not try to discern
Your criticism, keep it concealed
Your advice, keep it confined deep in your mind
Nurture your torture
Nourish your hatred and wrath
Your caring, warmhearted soul conflicts with your perverse desires
Under cover of genuine intentions
You use your virtues to crush humble feelings
You pulverize enthusiasm with indignant anger
And destroy modest goals with sarcastic compliments
That only reflects a sadistic disdain
If I love you, you laugh
If I hate you, you smile
And if I ignore you, you’re dead
Guess what I wish for you?
Your mother should know.

The End

Edmundo Barraza
Lancaster, Ca. Nov-29-2015

Author: Edmundo Barraza

Edmundo Barraza was born in Durango. He grew up in Torreon, Mexico. He now lives in Los Angeles, Ca. Even though he became an American Citizen in 1990, he still considers Torreon his hometown. He was seven when he saw his first movie. The screen was the exterior wall of a church at the top of a hill. A Spanish film about a baby left outside a church by his mother. He never stopped watching movies after that. He began writing short stories in 2009. His love for cinema pushed him to turn his own stories into scripts and then to film. In 2015 he shot his first short film, "The Corpse Is Alive," which won thirteen nominations at different film festivals worldwide. "Drugs And Chocolates" and "The Psychic" have also won numerous awards. Some of his favorite film directors include Luis Buñuel, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Sam Peckinpah, Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and many others. His favorite music includes The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, The Clash, Temptations, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, and many others. "Playing pool, listening to rock music, and having a beer is great, but reading a book, writing a story, or watching a good film is even better. I hate guns and evil political leaders, racist people too. I love good people. Children are the most precious thing in the world. I aim to shoot a feature film based on one of my stories." Edmundo is married to Consuelo Barraza. They have a daughter and a son, Michelle Solano and Carlos Barraza.

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