“You Say, I Say”
Sugar and Spice,
and Everything nice,
That’s what little girls are made of.
We suffer, we sacrifice,
But at what price?
That’s NOT what REAL women are made of.
You say I’m Desirable,
I say reliable.
You say I’m Pretty,
I say witty.
You say I’m Attractive,
I say Proactive.
You say I’m Capable,
I say Unstoppable.
You say I’m Curvy,
I say Sturdy.
You say I’m Girlie,
I say I’m Worthy.
You love my physique,
I love how I’m unique.
You love the view from behind,
I love my phenomenal mind.
Some love to criticize,
But I love my size.
Some love control,
But I love my soul.
Real women don’t demonize, ostracize or penalize.
Real women are wise, and they’re easy to characterize.
Real women compromise, optimize, and empathize.
Real women experience both the lowest lows and highest highs.
Real women aren’t perfect, did I catch you by surprise?
Real women are authentic, and it’s their greatest disguise.
Appearances shouldn’t be scrutinized.
Society needs to stop and realize.
All the youth that we will jeopardize,
All the young minds we will traumatize.
Eating disorders are nothing to glamorize.
Nothing attractive about being hospitalized.
Makes you think twice.
All this beauty, is it worth the price?
All this stress takes a toll.
Inner beauty is the goal.
Humanize, Synchronize, Harmonize.
Ladies, everybody … let’s rise.
By: Emily Kass
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