6 Years Old

6 Years Old

6 Years Old

At the parent teacher conference
They are told she is
bossy
And I wish
I could say
excuse me
But you seem have been mislead
Little girls aren’t bossy
They are leading
Or at least that it was you
Would call it at her
brother’s
conference.

6 years old
and she is already told
To sit down
Not to stand up for herself
To be quiet
Not to use her voice to contradict you
To Follow
Not to lead and threaten your authority
To be a good little girl
Who will turn into an obedient woman
Breed exactly how you like

But instead
Of yelling at school conferences
I say to her
Be loud
Be strong
Be proud
Be courageous
Be unstoppable
Be bossy
And
Do it all while being a
Woman.

Amanda Molino ’18 || Lit Editor



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