A Woman’s Prerogative


Are you talking to me

I am not here to perform tricks for you

You laugh

You look so pretty when you


So what you’re telling me is

I’m ugly if I don’t


For you

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



Judy Angelheart

Copyright and all rights reserved 2018

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.

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