What Scares Us

Something happened

A long time ago

To make me feel unsafe

 

Probably

A very minor thing

I can’t remember

 

Maybe it was when

The other boys

Told me I looked like a girl

 

And laughed at me

Though it was

Just the truth

 

Sometimes I think

It would be easier

To have been a girl

 

Because men

Are afraid

Of the laughter

 

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2 thoughts on “What Scares Us

  1. Lol. Amazing how the things in our youth can affect us so much. If you swap the word girl for boy,then that would fit me perfectly. But I don’t mind! You shouldn’t either. 😊

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    1. I always thought it was more easily accepted for a girl to be a “tomboy”, than for a boy to be feminine (the point of the line “I wouldn’t be afraid to be masculine”) but I realize now, of course, that I was probably always wrong about that.

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