Hey Girl, You Can’t Do That!

Posted: October 9, 2017

#Poetry. The burgeoning sexuality of a young girl scares society so much that she is handed a bunch of do’s and don’ts. Completely unfair!

Sit with your legs crossed,
They said
You are a girl,
You need to behave, they said.

Laugh with your hands placed on your mouth,
They said
You are a girl,
You need to be mellow, they said.

Don’t wear short clothes,
They said
You are a girl,
You need to be safe, they said.

Don’t touch another man,
They said
You are a girl
You’ll loose it, they said.

Do as your father tells you,
They said
You are a girl
You need to obey, they said.

Do as your husband tells you,
They said
You are a girl
You need to obey, they said.

Take permission for your job,
They said
You are a girl
Wife sacrifices, they said.

One day, she was done
With spread legs and short clothes,
Exploring sexuality, obeying herself
She walked her own path.
She did what she was meant to do,
She said
I am a girl
Not society’s property, she said.

Image source: Flickr, for representational purposes only

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