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Distraction by Women

Just a troublesome distraction?

By Ruth StewartPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Distraction by Women
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Don't be too loud

I don't like long nails

Such a pretty smile

Try not to take up too much space

Right, you are wearing that?

Act like a lady

Calm down; you're being emotional!

Too bold, too strong.

I like a submissive girl

Oh, no. You aren't wearing that!

No, that will distract the boys.

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About the Creator

Ruth Stewart

I'm a grandmother of four amazing grandchildren and a mum of three fabulous children. I write poetry mainly, also prose and the odd story. I live in Scotland, UK. For a secret link to watch me read my favourite poems click right here!

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  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨12 days ago


  • Novel Allen2 months ago

    Distraction, ah fond memories. I missed this little gem back then.

  • Jazzy Gonçalves 3 months ago

    I remember in school, and I was told I couldn't wear a tank top because my shoulders were too distracting; I thought it was so unfair! Great poem!

  • Kendall Defoe 3 months ago

    I disagree with all these thoughts...and I love this poem! Well said!

  • C. H. Richard4 months ago

    Wow I love this! So much of what women have to hear on a daily basis summed up in this poem ❤️

  • L.C. Schäfer4 months ago

    This was very real 😣

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    Another Acrostic truth bomb, hon. Well done! This needed to be said!

  • Cassie Belau4 months ago

    Oo i love this 😊

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