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The story of yet another brown girl

The story of another brown girl

“She’ll do this, she’ll become that”
As an infant the only words i ever hear
Not understanding what they’re saying

“Good girls do this, good girls do that”
As a toddler the only words i ever hear
Agreeing to anything I’m told to believe

“Smart girls do this, smart girls do that”
As a kid the only words i ever hear
Setting my goals to people’s expectations

“Respectable girls do this, respectable girls do that”
As a teenager the only words i hear
Accept this time i am my own person

“But i want to do this, not that”
This time i fight, this time i express myself
I have dreams, I have hopes

“Accomplished women do this, accomplished women do that”
As a teenager the only words i hear
They don’t listen, they don’t hear

Expectations, expectations, expectations
Drowning in an endless sea
Hurt, in pain

I want to live, i want to love
I want to feel something, make mistakes, learn
I am human

-F. R.

About this poem

Wrote this poem when i felt sad, its a way of calming myself. If you suffer from something similar, im here for you. Just keep swimming -F. R

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Submitted by thismyannonymousacc on June 04, 2021

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Scheme x abx abx abc aBd axx aBb cxx xxd
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 950
Words 174
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 1, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

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  • Soulwriter
    Here for you too. Writing is very therapeutic :)
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