When I was a Girl, Poem

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When I was a girl,
My world was so small.
Every day brought new lessons,
I carry with me now.

When I was a girl,
I had dreams of grandiosity.
None would stop me from achievement.
Nor steer my path as they saw fit.

When I was a girl,
Beauty was not my strong point.
No designer jeans.
No makeup or hair coiffing.
No self esteem!

I had a mouth that could speak well.
It twisted words into truths.
It saved me from those
who sought out hurt.
It molded my image of independence.

When I was a girl,
I did not know life was hard.
That silence is damaging.
That ignorance was
disguised as non chalance.
That anger was an alias for fear.

I’m no longer a girl.
I no longer hide behind facade.
I no longer have dreams.
I no longer wait for my prince.
I no longer hope.
I no longer feel loved.
I no longer feel safe.
I no longer………

I wish I was a girl.

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About goplayintraffic

My Blog, which began as a mommy blog and turned into a writing website, www.write2survive.com, is the product of my years of being home with my children and trying to find ways to keep myself sane. I have always had this feeling, coming from a single mother, that I have to contribute financially and that I have to be able to take care of myself and my children. having been married, being a NYC school teacher, having four children, living in Newtown, CT and trying to find a way to get through each day with a smile has always been something I've strived for. My stories, articles and poems will do a lot of things but mostly make you feel. I think that is what is so wonderful about having the ability to write. I have been given the gift of taking my emotions and transferring them to written word. Once that is done, I can share those words with others who may feel better, maybe just for a moment, but better nonetheless having read my words. I am glad you are here and hope you will stay:)
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