Smile Pretty

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


Written after a fight with my boyfriend

Submitted: September 18, 2018

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I know you want me to shut the fuck up
Cut me off and not have a opinion
I try to stop myself from being
My vocal self my very essence 
Grab some some tape and have some fun
Wrap it around my so called tongue 
That will give you some peace of mind
At least for a minute while you unwind
I’ll spare you my rants and my thoughts
How silly of me to think so much
Why speak up I only complain
Nothing I say has any weight
Smile pretty and behave like the rest
Look good be quiet and don’t protest
All is well as long as you 
Do as I say and don’t be brave
Clean do dishes and act like you’re fine
Ignore those voices that tell you otherwise 
You are the thing that I contain 
Into this box this square this frame
It’s all I know and what I expect 
A learning curve and I suggest
Get use to being treated this way
Feel lucky feel privileged And don’t walk away
I hold this over you I confess
But what can you do except, accept?
This is the way that things are done
Don’t make waves or trouble my dear 
Just go along with what you hear
If I keep you silent everybody wins 
And that is what keeps me, me 
and you with them
If I hold you down then I succeed 
Which benefits us all as you will see
What’s good for me is good for me
So sit and be good and of course smile pretty

 


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