TOLD

Nameera Ever After

They said I was special
Too delicate to perch upon ordinary banks
My life was supposed at every stage
I was told to keep my mouth shut
Because they know better
I was told I had to be perfect
Lick honeycombs & sweeten your tongue
Let fresh flowers dazzle your strands
Stand up straight, but not too straight
Sit like a girl is supposed to
Oh the tiring regime
Has only just begun

I was taught lessons about ideal women
The ones who shun their dreams aside
Because family is what you live for
They said the chaste could never survive
Society has no place for those
Who go to work
And get back home after dark
They need to fear predators
Fear for their families honor amd stature
Fear is how an ideal woman can survive, safe and sound
All you need is a heart and flesh
Dreams will…

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