in charge bossy.
Others tell me who I am perceived to be- but not how I really am.
Halls of students, in arrested development, the minds of children.
We should have outgrown these harsh words and whispered not-quite truths years ago.
politically correct, stuck up
outgoing. in your face
For an 18 year old girl to be confident?
To want intelligent conversation instead of drunken flirtation? At my age?
Nose in the air.
For an 18 year old to want more than her age allows her...
Hold her back, keep her down, for she
is not allowed to reach beyond. She must pay her dues,
bide her time,
earn her stripes.
And only then.
Can she be free of others' voices
Once she has completed the years of torment,
Then she has earned the right to be herself,
the freedom to pull back the curtain.