The world tells me to just be me
But then it says my shirt isn’t tight enough
My skirt isn’t short enough
My waist isn’t tiny enough.
Politicians tell me to vote with my head and my heart
Then they claim I’m not pro-murder enough
I’m not woman-enough
Not tolerant enough; while they are utterly intolerant of me.
Public education claims it offers more than enough
While U.S. students rank lower than other developed nations.
We haven’t taught them to think independently or problem solve enough
How much mindless testing is going to satisfy the administrative fools enough?
Enough with being able to name every Kardashian
but not one Chief Justice in the Supreme Court.
Enough with being able to name 7 reality shows,
but not the 7 natural wonders of our beautiful world.
Enough selecting friends and presidents because they are our same color or gender.
Enough accepting and promoting liars, cheaters and those who simply don’t believe the rules apply to them – all the while you are forced to follow them.
Enough television, more books.