I Am a Clone


Dedicated to Orphan Black/What if Evanescence met Rise Against? It would be the perfect music for this song.

Melissa Mendelson recommends this song to provide an idea of the music behind these lyrics.


She looks like me.
Fate flashes by.
She looks like me,
and then she dies.

I steal her life,
walking dangerously along
the knife,
and now I’m cut open.
I’m torn apart.
They all look like me.

I am a clone.
I don’t belong.
I want to run,
but they won’t leave me alone.
I am a clone,
but that’s not my name.
Call me, Sarah
for now there is no more home.

My daughter they want.
Jealousy is ugly,
and one might lose an eye.
They can’t have her,
but can I?

The danger is growing.
Conspiracy darkens.
I have to surrender.
I cannot win,
but I can’t give up.
They’re depending on me,
but there are so many.
What have I become?


Bridge: Dear sister, sister. We are the same. One and only. A bond that cannot be broken. I will fight for you, die for you. I will never leave you alone.

Don’t let them take me.
Don’t let me take me.
Don’t let them take me!

I cannot take it anymore.
I’m breaking apart,
a virus destroying all that I thought.
I know where the bodies are buried,
but still they persist.
I am not a clone.
I do exist!

Chorus: Repeat Twice


Melissa R. Mendelson is a published short story author and a self-published poet, whose work has been featured in The Outreach for Breast Health Foundation’s Anthology: Beyond Memories, Names in a Jar: A Collection of Poetry by 100 Contemporary American Poets, and Espresso Fiction: A Collection of Flash Fiction for the Average Joe.