Just to Be a Woman

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Just To Be a Woman

A Poem About Everyone’s Expectation of Woman


Photo by Marcus Bellamy on Unsplash

Women struggle for their souls
Parents preach you can’t uphold
expectations THEY foretold without careers.
Work hard, study hard — takes a toll.
Men expect you take THEIR GOALS
on as if they’re YOURS.
Children say “I’m first” — “I need”
While constantly want to disagree.
Society dictates men are first
With priority, salary — how absurd.
Different to the norm
expect that YOU conform.
Made to feel less
You are shunned
With much success.
Always fighting…..

Shirley Langton 2020


Submitted: June 18, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Shirley M. Langton. All rights reserved.

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