Original Poem: Lessons
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Original Poem: Lessons

Original poem written for all girls that feel restrained or stuck or limited in anyway.

Original Poem: Lessons

She never learned her place
She took the space she saw and made it her own,
No one told her no.

How could they with her clapping voice,
The strength of her lungs alone
Let everyone know how she felt.

She never learned to make reservations,
(Time has always been on her side)
What she wanted she took.
She made herself seen and heard, no quiet life for her
She doesn't know the meaning of "settle down".

She never learned to section off time,
To prioritize others lives before her own.
Her own needs and heartbeat came first, always
So you better move when she decides to start up.

They tell her be more gentle, you come on too strong.
How do you expect someone to deal with all of this?
(they gesture at everything she is and wants to be)
Answer us, why do you want to be so loud?
Her smile flashes-quick and bright and gone, not to look pretty.
Avert your eyes, it's striking light will blind you.

You tremble as you wait. The air around you vibrates with more to come
Her eyes grow hazy with the tears of those who can't cry for themselves
She starts to run steps thundering as they pick up speed
water falls down her face leaving floods where they land
the waters won't hurt you if you just listen she's not crazy just-

Her mouth stretched open,

And she roars.

-all girls need to take notes during thunderstorms

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