Thursday, March 19, 2015

Be a Good Girl



Hide your tears
Hold your tongue
No one wants to hear
Be a good girl

Hurt feelings
Angry words
Must be kept inside
Be a good girl

Hopes and dreams
Ambitions run wild
No one cares about that
Be a good girl

Fake, saccharine smiles
Hollow laughter
Play the part
Be a good girl

Maybe if you do
They will decide
You are worth their time
Be a good girl


7 comments:

  1. Clever use of "controlled anger." You are a "good girl."
    D :)

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  2. great minds think alike. my post deals with the very same themes.

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  3. I know this is a great little poem because I'm angry now! Who's saying this? Who's encouraging this? I want to find them and set them straight. Can you tell I've never been the "good girl" who can control her emotions and stuff them down? (WW Erin)

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  4. "fake, saccharine smiles" hadn't heard that word in years. I like the way it sounds ...you definitely captured the emotion in this piece.

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  5. Guilty. Only you said it so much better than I ever have.

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  6. A beautifully written, piece of frustration. I love the voice of the writing, but feel torn by the fact that the character feels her voice is lost; suppressed. I bet the voice within is even more precious and glorious. hopefully that side will also be posted!

    Well done!

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  7. This is wonderful and yes, a bit dark. But I find it relatable. I really like your writing.

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