Welcome to My Society
Welcome to my Society,
I hope you enjoy your stay.
And yes, feel free to be yourself,
As long as the elders think it’s in the right way.
Make sure you love every inch of you; your smile, your body and yes, your existence,
But not too much, else they’ll tear you down.
They’ll ask you why you are smiling and bully you if you don’t .
They’ll say that you are worthless repeatedly till you believe it,
Then cry with the others the day you stop existing.
You can fall in love with anyone as long as they approve it .
They’ll listen and let you have your opinion, if only it rhymes with theirs.
Welcome to my Society.
© 2022 Hafsat Hassan