put down your leg




don’t make

that face




lower your tone


are you angry?



ladies are nice

ladies are sweet

ladies speak softly

and are well-mannered

and poised


i am not a lady


don’t get me wrong

be a lady

if you want

but don’t make me


against something I’m not


I cry out when I’m mad

swear when I’m not

(i’m working on it)

I’ll shout

because I can

and will say it as it is


but most importantly,

I am myself


through and through


i’ll sit with my leg up

i’ll grimace

just for fun

i’ll SHOUT

when i’m feeling

and be MAD

because i CAN


i’ll embrace every moment

and emotion

to the fullest


because that’s just me

and i’m not ashamed

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