Teenage girls

By Nicole Longstaff

hello

You release me into a world

That will try to strip me

To my organs 

You expect me to behave 

The same way I always have 

Then you complain 

hello

Oh why are teenage girls 

So hard to love and control 

Oh why are teenage girls so hard to love and control

hello

After spending my childhood 

Blind to what my body sold

To deviant minds 

You take me out to view 

The way my body isn’t mine

hello

You are shocked to see me bleed

hello

I finally get to see how I have no place at all

In a world I thought I lived within 

But am just expected to uphold 

In a world I thought I lived within but am just expected to uphold

hello

The burden of our womanhood

You expect us to drag around 

Don’t you expect us to misbehave?

hello

All this time our innocence

Has been coerced behind our backs 

Our whole ignorant lives 

The burden of our womanhood

hello

Now we have to walk on 

Knowing that all we do 

Will be warped in the male view 

hello

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