Sit with your legs crossed,

They said 

You are a girl,

You need to behave, they said.

Laugh with your hands placed on your mouth,

They said 

You are a girl,

You need to be mellow, they said.

Dont wear short clothes,

They said 

You are a girl,

You need to be safe, they said.

Dont touch another man,

They said 

You are a girl

You’ll loose it, they said.

Do as your father tells you,

They said 

You are a girl

You need to obey, they said.

Do as your husband tells you,

They said 

You are a girl

You need to obey, they said. 

Take permission for your job,

They said 

You are a girl

Wife sacrifices, they said.

One day, she was done

With spread legs and short clothes,

Exploring sexuality, obeying herself

She walked her own path.

She did what she was meant to do,

She said 

I am a girl

Not society’s property, she said.

Advertisements