Two Ways of Living

An original poem about women’s rights that can be read two ways.

Photo+by+Lindsey+LaMont+on+Unsplash

Photo by Lindsey LaMont on Unsplash

I am nothing in this society

And I refuse to believe that

I have a purpose

Not many realize that

I am what you need

Is a lie

That we are not used for cooking and cleaning

Making mistakes

Is more important than

Learning

I will tell you that

Women are set up to fail

And it is untrue that

We will become greater than what we are now

In the future,

We will be stuck in a cage called a house, where we are forced to listen to the barking orders of our men

And it can no longer be said that

We have control over what we do and our future


We have control over what we do and our future

And it can no longer be said that

We will be stuck in a cage called a house, where we are forced to listen to the barking orders of our men

In the future,

We will become greater than what we are now

And it is untrue that

Women are set up to fail

I will tell you that

Learning

Is more important than

Making mistakes

That we are not used for cooking and cleaning

Is a lie

I am what you need

Not many realize that

I have a purpose

And I refuse to believe that

I am nothing in this society