Rules of Society

By Louisa Perry-Picciotto, TIWP Student

The rules of society
Walking through a silenced crowd 
Masks hiding the unrecognized 
Smiles plastered on, fitted into perfection 
Thoughts nailed into the heads 
Paper words covering the bodies 
Beauty 
Perfection
Helpless 
Unopinionated 

Are pounded into the pavement  
Tears in the cloths
Binding the words 
That bind us 
Beauty 
I am beautiful in my eyes 
Perfection 
My perfections are my imperfections 
Helpless 
I am good on my own 
Unopinionated 
I have a voice 
You can’t take that away from me 
I am the seed 
That’s cracking the pedestal 
That was forced upon my tree  

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