Creative | Posted by Molly B on 10/19/2012

Girl

You don’t get to say

That because I was born with these parts
And not those
That I have to wear eyeliner
Or make someone breakfast
Or suck a dick

You don’t get to say

That I’m not a nice young lady
Because I cuss and smoke
And I don’t fit into the box you built for me

It’s not my job to clean the house
Because of the vagina between my legs
And I don’t need your permission
For anything

I can work harder
And run faster
And out fight most of the men I know
There is nothing wrong with me
Just because I come from a land you’ve never been to
And speak a language you can’t learn
Don’t berate me
Just because I’m out of your reach

I don’t have to paint my nails

And you don’t get to say
I should stay home and make babies
Or that I need to mind my manners
I will say fuck
Fuck
Fuck

Every day if I want to

And I will love how I choose
And fiercely
And I will change the world
And grow into something more beautiful
Than the walls you try to erect around me

Don’t hate me because of your fear

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  • ANGRYangryAPPLES @ at 2:46 pm, October 19th, 2012

    I love this poem! It’s beautiful and exactly just right…

  • Sarah M @ at 10:56 am, October 22nd, 2012

    Just because I come from a land you’ve never been to
    And speak a language you can’t learn

    this line left me with chills. great work!

  • Molly Bedgood @ at 4:47 pm, October 24th, 2012

    Thanks! I’m honored that y’all like it. It’s a bit out of genre for me, so I’m really glad it’s been so well received. :)

  • Jess F @ at 11:45 am, October 27th, 2012

    AMAZING

  • Jess F @ at 11:45 am, October 27th, 2012

    WOW so good

  • Laura Hobbs @ at 4:16 pm, October 31st, 2012

    Just wanted to say that neither guys nor girls look attractive using such fowl language, or smoking!

  • Louisa @ at 1:24 am, February 5th, 2013

    Thank you so much for posting this. Amen to you sister. Women can do just as much as men, and we should sure as hell not be defined by the media that many men have decided is “correct” for us.

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