Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Answer to Me



This is a bit of a personal poem - you'll see it when you read it. As always, criticism welcome.

Answer to me:

Society will look at my sister and see
A loud kid, a wild kid, an anomaly
She’s different so she’s wrong, cause she doesn't
Understand or speak
Havoc is all she can ever wreak
No-one knows the love that I, for one, can see
Plain on her face, so get off her case
‘Cause she’s just like you and me

Just like you and me,
But that’s not what they’ll see
She screams and shouts and sometimes she screeches
She has been known to throw sand at beaches
Is she less deserving of kindness?
No, she is not, but that's what some
Will think of her, and if they do
They’ll have me to answer to

They’ll answer to me, and I’ll make them see.

She goes to a different school
She’ll live by different rules
Doesn’t make her any less cool
If you don’t think so then you’re the fool

So, I guess,
It’s not your fault if you’re not truly educated
But being ignorant is well overrated
In my head, I’ve already calculated
Wheremost your societal ignorance is located
I would shut up but now you have me aggravated
Your ableist beliefs have had me infuriated
This subject isn’t really that complicated
Kind, moral values you’ve already desecrated
‘Cause everyone should be treated the same, alright?
A poem to explain this, I should not have to write.
But write it I will, and now hopefully you’ll see
You don’t want to have to answer to me.

So next time don't stare, don't look, and don't whisper;
'Cause, you'll answer to me;
And I'm her big sister
Font size:
 

Submitted on March 14, 2021

1:29 min read
4 Views

Lilah Ainsworth

Hi! My name is Lilah Ainsworth and I'm a (now published!) teenage poet. I post here mostly for constructive criticism to better my style and for fun & stuff :-) more…

All Lilah Ainsworth poems | Lilah Ainsworth Books

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Discuss this Lilah Ainsworth poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Answer to Me" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 7 Dec. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/63377/answer-to-me>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    What is the longest Old English poem?
    • A. Soul and Body
    • B. Elene
    • C. The Fates of the Apostles
    • D. Beowulf

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets

    »