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Expectations

September 10, 2019
By Jordi2112 PLATINUM, Gardner, Kansas
Jordi2112 PLATINUM, Gardner, Kansas
28 articles 6 photos 27 comments

Gotta be taller

Gotta be smaller

Gotta slim down

To earn another dollar


Forget your stigmas

Your stereotypes

If you’re not losing weight

You’re not doing it right


There’s lots of bathrooms

You only need one

To fix your mistake

Undo what you’ve done


You must be tall

You must be thin

Suffering is the only way

You can possibly win


This is our world now

For our sad little girls

With their tiny little bodies

And hair in perfect curls


Gotta be tough

Gotta be strong

If you’re not all these things

You’re doing something wrong


Forget all your problems

Lose all your smarts

You’re not needed for your brain

No one cares about your heart


Just keep lifting weights

It’s all that you can do

When everyone looks better

And is so much more than you


And while you’re at it,

Don’t dream anymore

Leave your hope crawling there

Bleeding out on the floor


This is our world now

For our tough little boys 

Playing these silly games

Instead of playing with their toys


Is this what you chose?

Or was it forced on you?

Suffering so much inside

While no one has a clue


Don’t let the hurt show

 Keep the tears at bay

So everyone believes your lie

When you tell them you’re okay


This is our world now

Because of judgement and hate

Despising for skin color

Detesting for weight


This is what we wanted

At least, it used to be 

But we need to let it go

And let ourselves be free



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