Here’s a gender sensitive poem, by Alisha, about how a little girl should behave, in Different Truths.
Little girl, don’t go outside
Or the big bad wolf will get you at night
Little girl, stay frozen in time
Don’t grow big enough to twist the door knob
Play with your broken dolls and
Dance on your inchoate toes
But whatever you do, stay inside these four walls
Away from the reach of the scary monster’s call.
Hush baby, you’re safe with me.
I’ll wipe your tears with stuffed pillows,
Won’t let the darkness cripple its way into your willows.
Together we’ll stay locked away
From the world of monsters that can’t be slain.
Come now, it’s bed time,
I’ll sing you a sweet lullaby,
To bring your eyes to shut tight.
Climb into your cradle,
I’ll rock you in its mantle.
And so she did, crawling with her little palms and feet.
Safe and secure, “No one can get you in here.”
The bed surrounded with wooden rods,
Trapped her like a toy in a wooden box.
The monster laughed, and danced and prowled,
Sitting right beneath her little-freckled nose.
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Alisha is a recent undergraduate in Literature, Communication, and Psychology. She loves words, music, movies, and animals. Her love for poetry emerges from music. Lyrics are for her, the poetry of the modern world. Her voice takes shape through writing and becomes her medium of expression to communicate. She hopes to help people by writing words they can relate to.