Never Enough

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Her blood boiled.

Her head seemed to swell.

She wanted to tell society it was sick –

Though society believed it was well.

Men.

And certain raisers of men.

The extent they believe women empowerment goes

Is learning to lift the pen.

But what happens when

The pen drops is another story.

What she chooses to write decides

The rise or fall of her glory.

For women, it never seems

To be enough.

She grows and grows,

But still she’s made to feel it’s backward she goes.

If she shows her hair, they want her to cover it.

If she covers her hair, they want her to show it.

If her clothes are tight, they want her to loosen them.

If she wears loose clothes, they want her to tighten them.

If she thinks the same as everyone, she is said to have no opinion.

If she has her own opinions, she’s seen as too radical.

 

I think it suffices enough

To say,

That society doesn’t want really want women

To act themselves in their own way.

Her blood boiled.

Her head seemed to swell.

She wanted to tell society it was sick –

Though society believed it was well.

They preach respect of women

As mandated by the faith

But when it comes to her life decisions,

They don’t want her to decide at her own pace.

They preach equality of women and men

As mandated by the faith

But when it comes to implementing this system,

Patriarchy and dominance is the mind state.

So when she tells you her blood is boiling,

And her head feels like it swells

Know it’s because society is sick –

Though it ironically thinks it is well!

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– A.S.

July.16, 2017

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