Hi everyone! I have been working on this blog for over two years now. I have openly talked about my university experience, struggles and drunken antics all included. But I have never shared any of my work with you. Some of you may know I am doing a Creative Writing degree, writing is a real passion of mine. And now that I have been on here a little while I thought it was time to share some of the work I do. So from now I am thinking about posting a poem a month and possibly in the future I will share longer pieces if that is something people would be interested in.
Because you taught me
At 4 years old we are told that boys are mean if they like us.
So when I was teased and laughed at and beat I thought that he was flirting.
When I was 13 I was pinned to the grass wondering how long this unwanted kiss would last.
I felt wrong and dirty, so I told you and you said it doesn’t matter, anyway you should be flattered.
So at 14 when a boy 5 years older pulled me on his lap I said nothing.
I didn’t tell him no, I lied said I was sick and that I had to go.
At 17 a boy in my class called me dumb he said it was all for a laugh and fun.
But when I joked there was no laugh on his behalf because it was not funny to embarrass him
Now I am 20 when men twice my age stare at my chest I don’t know how to say I don’t like that.
Because you taught me that girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice and nothing is more important than being polite.
I really hope you enjoyed this weeks post, thank you so much for taking the time to read it.