As promised, my slam from the other night 😉
I live in a world of connotations
Excuses for situations where
“She fights like a girl”
“Boys will be boys”
Just makes it okay.
And the size of my tits
Matters more than my wits
Or at least that’s what you think.
Maybe we should all worry less
About your thigh gap
And more about the
But we’re told from the time we’re young
That we’re too this or too that,
Too thin, too fat
To break through the glass ceiling
Girl you’ve gotta be dreaming,
This really is a mans world.
You should just sit down and shut up
And not make a fuss
Cause it’s easier
To just be who they want you to be
I’ll tell you what you’ve failed to see
Make you understand what you’re missing
My mouth isn’t just made for kissing
It’s made for the articulate frenzy of revolution
Because there has to be some kind of solution
To all the inequalities that we see in this world.
And I’m not trying to start shit
Just shake things up a little bit
Because it’s not the 1950s anymore
And we all deserve the floor
To be whoever we want to be
Regardless of the gender you see.
And I’ll always have a way with my brokenness
Although it’s hard to see through my outspokenness
That I always just think too much
And sometimes feel a bit out of touch
But your words do actually hurt
And I don’t deserve to be treated like dirt
Or just made out to be nothing more than a flirt.
Oh you like video games and watch star wars?
Okay, yeah hold for the applause.
There’s a lot that I keep silent
But I’m not going to get violent
Even if you tell me I’m not good enough.
I’m going to take your dissolution
And work towards a conclusion
Where everyone feels like they have the right to speak
And it doesn’t make me weak
Cause I’m able to stand on my own two feet
I bet you wish you had the balls like me
There’s no one around who’s going to tell me how to be
So yeah I fight like a girl and I’ll continue to fight
And say what I think even if you don’t think it’s right
I’ll always bite off more than I can chew
It’s something I’m determined to do
I’m going to make my mark on this world
Even if you think “I’m only just a girl”.
Hope you enjoyed this poem. To finish off, have a read of this interesting article in the guardian about the pay gap; I can’t believe it’s 2015 and this is still happening – http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/nov/10/ten-things-you-should-know-about-the-gender-pay-gap