The Good Girl Blues

May I please? 
No, thank you!

A good girl
Smiles through

Bad news

Step aside

Fade away
You have
No shine
You cannot
Play

A good girl

silently
Takes
Words
To heart
It isn’t the others
It’s all 
Her fault

A good girl
 views herself
As strange
She mourns
The features
She cannot change

She is b rok en

She is wrong
She does not
 fit
She isn’t strong
And so she…… fades
Into the black
Blind to the light
Behind her back

Good girls

Let the 
World
Define them
Bury
Their feelings
Deep inside
Them

Not worthy

Of affection,
They deserved
What they
Got
Never once
Accepting
That
It’s not 
Their fault.

Peace – Rene 2009

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17 thoughts on “The Good Girl Blues

  1. Wow! This hit home, Rene. I was a good girl. Your beautiful poem is a reminder that their are still good girls out there that need to be shown that "It's not their fault."Thanks and peace~

  2. Rene, this is beautiful. I was neither good, nor a girl, so I can't relate…but I see girls all the time in my classroom with "good girl syndrome". They never seem to feel like they fit in, and I always want to tell them that it's not their fault, and that's it's okay to be who they are, but I've never been able to find the right words.You found them.

  3. great, introspective writing, Rene!but Hmmm…one can be god AND strong, yes?i mean, that's how i see the author, the poetdepicted here!i like to thinkthat good girls winin the end. deservedly. fully.C~

  4. Thanks everyone for your comments, I wrote this for a friend who was dealing with some recent stuff…which stirred up some old issues. This was a way I could give her a big hug since I couldn't give her one in person.I am surprised and happy to have helped anyone else along the way.And I am sorry to make anyone sad, it was meant to shed some light on "good girl syndrome"…and hopefully serve as encouraging words."i like to thinkthat good girls winin the end. deservedly. fully".Me too, ChuckBut would they even claim that victory?Or even recognize it?Sadly I think too many forfeit before they even get started.Peace – Rene

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