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Get Over Yourself

By Cathy holmesPublished 4 months ago โ€ข 1 min read
Top Story - March 2024
photo by Michelle Henderson on Unsplash

"Women who speak up for themselves are rude.

Men who disagree will be scolded.

Those who insist will be ostracized.

I agree with and support your culture, just don't tell me it's normal.

Don't tell me I'm not better than you; that I don't know better than you.

You, who ignore my cries will be replaced, criticized and held as an outlet to my righteous anger.

Everything you say I am is a lie

Everything you say I did, I will turn back on you.

I am the wise one.

I am the champion."


Maybe you're just a




who shines only through their blinding arrogance.

Get over yourself!

slam poetry

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Cathy holmes

Canadian family girl with a recently discovered love for writing. Other loves include animals and sports.

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Comments (52)

  • L.C. Schรคfer3 months ago

    I can think of a few people who should read this, and they can probably think of a few as well. Everyone thinks they're above this behaviour, don't they ๐Ÿค”

  • Andrea Corwin 3 months ago

    I can list those it would be nice to send this to!! โค๏ธ Congrats!!

  • Mariann Carroll3 months ago

    You tell him, Cathy!!! I enjoy the message in this poem โค๏ธ

  • Lamar Wiggins3 months ago

    Whoa!!! If words could give you a black eye the narcissist would have two after reading this...Well done, my friend!

  • Gerard DiLeo3 months ago

    Congrats on TS. Yes, they walk among us.

  • John Cox3 months ago

    Circling back to congratulate you on your Top Story! Well deserved!

  • Lana V Lynx4 months ago

    Some people need this type of poetic beating, for sure. Well done, Cathy!

  • Gerald Holmes4 months ago


  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    Yay, congrats on another fine Top Story!


  • M. Lee4 months ago

    Congrats on top story!! Well done!!

  • Caroline Craven4 months ago

    Ha! Cathy youโ€™re the best! This is so good!

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽŠ

  • Chloe4 months ago

    hmmmmmm i seem to have written the exact opposite of this poem hmmmmmmmmmmmm...

  • Kendall Defoe 4 months ago

    Well said!

  • The Dani Writer4 months ago

    What a powerful punch of a poem! Knocked it out the park Cathy! Top Story 'Woohoo Yeah' Congrats!

  • Carol Townend4 months ago

    Well done on your TS. I will always speak my truth, because this is my truth only, and mine to tell.

  • Heather Hubler4 months ago

    Woohoo! Congrats on TS!!

  • Congratulations Cathy

  • Sandra Matos4 months ago

    Speak the truth!!! I love this times infinity!!!!!!

  • JBaz4 months ago

    Congratulations, love this one

  • Thank you all who have read and commented.

  • Anna 4 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

  • Excellent words, the final section has been used to describe me by some not nice people, but I know what I am and what my friends think. Love this

  • Leslie Writes4 months ago

    Right on!

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