Written by Ana-Maria Lee
They say to show and never tell
Society is a game we all know too well
A classic game of cat and mouse
Living in a reality of the hunt and the hunter
A hash cold truth reveals its cold front
For this truth is much like a curse that lives on
Curses that prey on the innocence and anyone it acts upon
Is it possible to find an antidote to change someone’s mentality? Can you break a cycle and remove the curse to get a result?
Stand still, look pretty and smile while wearing the latest style
You must be the soft-spoken bride walking down the aisle
All eyes are on you. You were born for this. It’s your role in life
The next step after being wed comes with having a child
Stand still, look pretty and smile while having pride
I mean, this is what you always wanted, isn’t it what you taught?
You must show but never show up too much.
You have to remember your role, your position, and your ranking Be assertive but not too much
You remember that you have to be the opposite
All eyes counting on you to make a mess
You are underpaid, underqualified, overworked, and frankly under a bunch of stress. You do the work better than anyone else, but is it your fault?
A societal curse you and many others share from long ago You and I wear the pants, but we can never fill them out We made so many processes, yet we are still backward We made so many changes, yet we still live with standards Only time could tell, but how much more time do we need?