Know your place

"Silence girl"

"Hold your tongue"

"I think you're too opinionated"

"You better watch your mouth"

 

The girl holds back her comment

She knows she shouldn't speak 

especially not now

Her teeth bite down ficiously on her tongue,

which wriggles in protest 

She knows her voice can harness the wind

control the tides 

lead armies to battle

Yet she sits 

silent 

Obeying 

Like a good girl 

 

She doesn't want to intrude 

constantly taking back her statements 

contradicting herself 

so not to seem too "bossy"

or cocky

She lets them tell her what to do

Like a good girl

 

She hates how 

she must fight to be heard 

struggling against a  berating current 

of voices 

Her opinion isn't wanted

 

 

 

 

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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