Poem about Teen Life

A Poem About Unhealthy Expectations For Women

This poem is about how girls are often taken for granted and corrected, regardless of how hard we try. This often stems into insecurity that sticks with us for the rest of our lives. Everything I mention in this poem is something most girls have thought about, some time or another. Everyone is perfect the way they are! Jesus loves you! Remember that you are a daughter of the King!

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Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall

Madelyn F. Lanier ©

Published by Family Friend Poems October 25, 2022

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
I have an inquiry, it's not at all small

Cinderella, tall and fair,
Does she ever worry about her skin or her hair?

Oh, Snow White, fairest in the land,
Does she get insecure about her arms or her hands?

Beautiful Aurora, sweet, yet not witty,
Does she cringe when people say, "Well, at least you're pretty"?

Kind and smart Belle, always stuck in a book,
Does it hurt when they say, "Women should just clean and cook"?

Elsa, the ice queen with a loving sister,
Does she scoff when people say, "You need a mister"?

Warrior Mulan, courageous and strong,
Is she ever told, "Be more ladylike, you're sitting wrong"?

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair,
Does she ever wonder if people even care?

Do they ever find fault in their thighs or their hips?
Do they ever critique their nose or their lips?

I'm not a flawless princess, not a picture of perfection
I'm a normal, modern girl left with criticism and correction.

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