Disgust

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I cannot express my disgust

For the phrase

Boys will be boys

I cannot express my disgust

For the thought

That girls are just toys

I cannot express my disgust

For the idea

That a boy cannot cry

I cannot express my disgust

For the way

That a girl cannot show her thigh

 

I cannot express my disgust

For the fact

That boys cannot wear pink

I cannot express my disgust

For the way

Weakness and femininity are linked

I cannot express my disgust

For the fact

That men cannot wear skirts

I cannot express my disgust

For the way

We are all treated since our birth.

 

“Man up!”

“Grow a pair!”

“If you act like that, you don’t have a prayer”

 

“You’re a bitch!”

“What a slut!”

“Well, were you wearing enough?”

 

These things aren’t normal

To lock people in a cage

This is what causes anger and rage.

Why is it feminine

To be less?

Why is it considered girly,

If you wear a dress?

Why is it manly

To cuss and fight?

Why is it manly

If you hide that you’re not alright?

 

I cannot express my disgust

With how we are all brought up.

Within this society

The cage inside you and me.

We need to break free.

Be yourself. Live.

Published by E. Lexi Abbott

A free spirit and a wild soul. I am a writer who is seeking the inspiration found in the crannies and nooks of life. My goal is to combine the world in my head with the world around me one page at a time.

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