- Books, Literature, and Writing
We Took The Day Off Just To Be Girls
She is beautiful and elegant but her heart is sad
The things she has to do for her mother really makes her mad.
She watches as her friends discuss the fun times they had at the mall.
While she had no choice but to practice so she could win it all.
The type of pressure that no child her age should ever have to bear.
Being made to wear tons of make up and all of that clip on hair.
Winning a crown was the only thing on her mother’s mind.
Living her life through her child and making her child leave hers behind.
Homework no longer mattered.
Beauty before books was the message that she seemed to have gathered.
Constantly competing made her grow so weary.
All of the hallow looks from the other girls made it even more scary.
They were just little puppets being controlled by their mothers.
Their feelings didn’t mean anything. They just had to be better than the others.
She couldn’t take it anymore it was time for her to make a stand.
She was not going to give in to her mother’s every demand.
When they called her name, she was nowhere to be found.
In fact all of the girls disappeared, it was just the mothers standing around.
The girls made a plan to go to the mall across the street.
If they all went together there would be no one left to compete.
The parent’s were frantic but yet in a rage.
They were calling the contestant’s names but no one was there to appear on stage.
When the mother’s went to the dressing room, they found several tiaras laying on the floor.
They looked up and saw a hair piece and a note pinned to the door.
The note said, “We took the day off to just be girls and have a little fun.
We have been competing since our childhood begun.
Well today we decided that we will not be missed.
Remember you are the ones that are responsible for this.
You pushed us to a place where we did not want to be.
So since this is your dream, we give you permission to compete on our behalf so we could be free.
Good luck and don’t forget to smile.
We will be back in a little while.”