Dear Good Girl,

Dear Good Girl,

 

You’ve lived most of your life in a silent rebellion

Against the “acceptable behaviors” you’ve learned.

You’ve compiled in the public eye

While dying politely on the inside,

Holding onto little bits of freedom in secret,

Shielding them from judgement and advice .

You’ve become skilled in the art

Of conceding an argument while retaining your opinion

And you are a master of disguising your emotions

Until you are alone.

I hope that one day you find the courage

To wipe off your smile and say what’s on your mind.

The world can benefit from what you have to say.