December 14, 2017
By Vanessa2002 BRONZE, Ballwin, Missouri
Vanessa2002 BRONZE, Ballwin, Missouri
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A girl once confident in her tomboyish ways
Until she’s told she is no longer a Women
A feeling of despair as all her confidence is washed away
By the hurtful comments that had fallen upon her
The words of hate turned to needles
And her skin quenched into unnatural forms
Still no needle could hide who she really was
But the words came back
And the hate stabbed her like a knife
She threw out everything she once had
And turned back to her needlish ways
Now her skin pulled in all directions
Finally pleased the hate
With no confidence
No self worth
But consumed by complements
Accepted by society
And now, finally a Women.

The author's comments:

I was inspired to write this peice because our world is so comsumed by the gender roles of society, as well as the way a person looks. This peice focuses on how women everyday struggle with confidece and self worth, but also how words can lead a person to change even if that is not who they really are. I hope people will understand the impact words can have on a person, and how when people change to please others their confidece will worsen. So overall the take away from this poem is to imbrace yourself for who you are in dont fall into the judgemental trap people will try to hold you in.

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