Hey Girl, You Can’t Do That!

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!

#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.

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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.

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