I HAVE RIGHTS

Obstacles and barriers
Roadblocks and stop signs
Appeasing and negotiating
Needs to happen every time.

No autonomy or freedom
Final say is yours alone
Why do you feel so privileged
And make decisions on your own?

Who gave you the power?
Why are  you sitting on the throne?
I’m more than a poor peasant
I have heart and a backbone.

Don’t ignore my feelings
Don’t look away or roll your eyes
I deserve your full attention
You don’t get to pass me by.

I have a voice and an opinion
What I say should matter too
I am clearly not invisible
I will stand right up to you.

I have rights to be upheld
You’re not my boss, my dad or brother
You don’t get to disrespect me
I won’t be stifled, shut down or smothered.

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Image from Google Images: siliconangle.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

9 thoughts on “I HAVE RIGHTS”

  1. Thanks for sharing!… 🙂

    “My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze.. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny”. Elaine Maxwell

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