I was born of a loving family

I learned to walk and talk

I learned to eat and pray

I learned to write and play

I went to school and got good grades, so I could someday get into a good college

I got a boyfriend, because someday I’d make a good wife

AND THEN WHAT

I graduated high school and went to college so I could get a good job

I married my boyfriend and became a good wife

I graduated college and got a good job

I became a mom to a loving family

AND THEN WHAT

I taught my daughter to walk and talk

I taught her to eat and pray

I taught her to write and play

I made her go to school to get good grades, so someday she’d get into a good college

I told her that having a boyfriend would make her a good wife

AND THEN WHAT

Poem by JRP

dedicated to feminist everywhere

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