Are you talking to me
I am not here to perform tricks for you
You look so pretty when you
So what you’re telling me is
I’m ugly if I don’t
You laugh again
You know what’s funny
That you don’t know me
Or what makes me
But I will share with you
Being commanded to
Isn’t one of the things
That makes me happy
Makes my heart sing
So stop putting your
Demands on me to
I’m not going to give
One to you
These are mine to distribute
As my heart tells me to
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I am reposting this beautiful poem in celebration of all the beautiful women, as we honor and treasure each other for Women’s Herstory Month. Yes, we have a voice in history. We are women, hear us roar!
This poem is dedicated to all the lovely women who have ever been told to SMILE. This poem was prompted by a conversation I overheard at the library one day. This man told this beautiful woman to smile; she remained silent, she just shook her head.
What is it going to take for people to understand that it is not flattering to be commanded, like a dog, to SMILE!
Stop doing it! It isn’t kind or respectful because our beauty- all our beauty inside and out is not here for your entertainment.
Sending out love to all my beautiful, lovely ladies- YOU are so much more than your smile. I hope this poem and the love I send with it will make you SMILE!
And to all the men, I am sending out an abundance of love and feminine energy. I know the majority of you are very kind and supportive of us beautiful women.
PS: I quickly scribbled this poem in my notebook before the Muse got away. Afterward, I neatly made a copy of it and gave it to her. I told her, “Thank you for being an inspiration to me this morning.” I waited while she read the poem and with tears in both of our eyes, we gave each other a hug. Then I walked away because I didn’t want her to feel obligated to me in any way and I also didn’t want to intrude any further on her day.
I love this! I think all women can relate.
Thank you – 💖