girl enough

girl enough

A Poem by ice_cubes
"

describes my insecurity as a person

"
everyday I look at the mirror
all I see is an error
to my gender
in all ways possible I look weird
I'm not girl enough

day after day I hate my reflection
I wish it was just a vague imagination
but I must bring back myself to the realisation
that there is no further evolution
to make me girl enough

maybe if were girl enough I'd be loved
its not fair I ain't fair but I am still forced to be content
do you give respect to people who look girl enough or those who are worth it

just because I don't look girl enough doesn't mean I'm not
just because I look manly doesn't mean I don't deserve to be heard
just because you think you look beautiful doesn't you're girl enough
in all ways whether you see it or not, I am girl enough

© 2020 ice_cubes


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Nowadays, at least there's more gender-diversity . . . it doesn't have to be a choice between only two possibilities. Back in my era (I'm 64), I was an outdoorsy young woman, always hiking, going on adventures, never wearing makeup, jewelry, bra or fake fingernails. I can't stand all that fake girly crap. I wish you could see yourself as however male-ish or female-ish you feel on any given day. We are all on a gender spectrum which changes over time. The best men are those in touch with their feminine sides (cliche but true).

Anyhow, your writing is powerful & original, I felt the anguish of this narrator deeply. I'm not a big fan of repetition becuz lots of times a boring phrase is repeated, making it annoying. But in this case, the phrase "girl enough" is so perfect, so succinct, so flippant . . . repeating it just builds & builds the way your poem feels like it's fomenting over this. I imagine this narrator finally breaking thru this dumb inhibition over her appearance & becoming a feisty force for whatever she be. I feel an adamant force shining thru the insecurities expressed here (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ice_cubes

4 Months Ago

thanks a lot. That's just so encouraging. I feel like I am ready to open up more...:-)
albee

4 Months Ago

open up and
blossom
roots will grow strong
ice_cubes

4 Months Ago

been watching the trees shed their leaves
hope they teach me the art of letting go of some th.. read more



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Good for you! You should be really proud of yourself for this write!

Posted 1 Month Ago


I believe we learn great wisdom, when we like our self and don't care about the opinions of others. No-one is the same. Each of us had learn different things and want more or less. I am glad, we are different. Make our world more interesting. I liked the honest thoughts shared in the poem. Somedays I like my face and some days. I accept the face given. Thank you for sharing your powerful words and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


Societal standards and now social media show us a new image every decade of women who are supposedly ideal and women enough. It is what gets printed on our subconscious mind and we think we aren't women enough because we don't look like them. In reality you don't need to fulfill a definition to feel like a girl. Just be yourself and love yourself. Your poem is wonderful and speaks volumes. Amazing.

Posted 3 Months Ago


You just need to know that you don't need to be girl enough, you just need to be enough, because you are already beautiful as you are. Don't let anyone else convince you otherwise.

Posted 3 Months Ago


ice_cubes

3 Months Ago

probably convince myself first coz the world will never see me until I see myself
I love your honestry , I am sure that many girls feel the same

Posted 4 Months Ago


ice_cubes

3 Months Ago

its not that easy to just tell people your insecurities you know. Can't blame them
the trees do have something with that shedding thing...maybe we could take a lesson from them and shed our insecurities...i grew up with tons of them...always thinking everyone else was worth attention rather than I....it's hard to shake...and the mirror is not our friend.

Posted 4 Months Ago


ice_cubes

3 Months Ago

I get yah! The feeling kinda sticks on no matter how much you try shaking it off but that doesn't me.. read more
This is powerful in more ways than one. You're missing an "I" in Stanza 3 Line 1, switching the placement of "myself" and "back" in Stanza 2 would smooth the musicality, and Stanza 3 Line 2 sounds a bit weird to me, however, omg, this is fantastic. No one can tell you what you're supposed to be. Play to your strengths as they say, play to your comfort too. Well done.

Posted 4 Months Ago


emipoemi

4 Months Ago

keep writing
albee

4 Months Ago

it's autumn ice_cubes
it's a rain'n
don't get deluged
filter, consumer it slow<.. read more
ice_cubes

3 Months Ago

I won't get overwhelmed. That's why I write, to get rid of all the things that overwhelm me. Thank y.. read more
You are "the art of your own reflection" Yes I have reached that point in life when i am quoting my own poetry now:( sorry) but that line from my poem says so very much and it pokes its head in my thoughts often:/ This world (present president excluded!) has changed so much for the better in this regard and AMEN to that we need more diversity and less division dear ICE! I love trans people I welcome them into my store (it doesn't hurt that i sell vintage clothing and jewelry) they are among some of the most creative and beautiful people i have ever known! I read your introduction and see we have a lot in common:) I am looking forward to reading more from you:) nice to meet you I'm Robert AKA the bad bunny

Posted 4 Months Ago


ice_cubes

4 Months Ago

thanks a lot how I wish the world had a lot more people like you...who accept people for who they a.. read more
Nowadays, at least there's more gender-diversity . . . it doesn't have to be a choice between only two possibilities. Back in my era (I'm 64), I was an outdoorsy young woman, always hiking, going on adventures, never wearing makeup, jewelry, bra or fake fingernails. I can't stand all that fake girly crap. I wish you could see yourself as however male-ish or female-ish you feel on any given day. We are all on a gender spectrum which changes over time. The best men are those in touch with their feminine sides (cliche but true).

Anyhow, your writing is powerful & original, I felt the anguish of this narrator deeply. I'm not a big fan of repetition becuz lots of times a boring phrase is repeated, making it annoying. But in this case, the phrase "girl enough" is so perfect, so succinct, so flippant . . . repeating it just builds & builds the way your poem feels like it's fomenting over this. I imagine this narrator finally breaking thru this dumb inhibition over her appearance & becoming a feisty force for whatever she be. I feel an adamant force shining thru the insecurities expressed here (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ice_cubes

4 Months Ago

thanks a lot. That's just so encouraging. I feel like I am ready to open up more...:-)
albee

4 Months Ago

open up and
blossom
roots will grow strong
ice_cubes

4 Months Ago

been watching the trees shed their leaves
hope they teach me the art of letting go of some th.. read more

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Added on September 22, 2020
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I am still in high school but I have developed a passion for arts , poetry being my major. I use poetry as a voice of my own to air my thoughts, views, observations and most importantly my feelings th.. more..

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