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The feminine urge

Silk dress

By Georgia JonesPublished 2 months ago โ€ข 1 min read
Top Story - September 2023

The feminine urge to be pretty but also not seen as pretty, only hard. Only brutal. Never easy enough to love to be tricked into standing still at the wrong place. At the wrong time.

The feminine urge to be safe on a street wearing pink, bare feet and a silk dress in the wind. The feminine urge to look over my shoulder every time I hear a twig snap.

The feminine urge to move with the moon and not have to excuse that everything will forever be a vicious cycle. That we are our own seasons and every single morning I will wake up not knowing what my eyes really look like. Are they green or am I jealous of the way none of the men I know negotiate their existence every time they want to talk about pleasure. Or pain. The feminine urge to hold a child's hand. To be a child again. To be protected without question and never once told that your skirt is too short to play soccer on a summers afternoon. How could I be viewed as anything other than sacred?.

The feminine urge to hold space for every animal, to bleed red blood on wet soil on the nights that the rain brings us all to our knees.

The feminine urge to stay poised for everything other than a better view of the birds that fly on by without ever looking back. For everything other than finally knowing what it tastes like to own yourself. And to speak without your voice breaking.


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  • StoryholicFinds2 months ago

    Great story! โค๏ธ

  • Grz Colm2 months ago

    Great work and message Georgia! Congrats on your leaderboard placement. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘

  • Mackenzie Davis2 months ago

    "The feminine urge to move with the moon and not have to excuse that everything will forever be a vicious cycle." Damn, yes. As I have just imbibed in my vicious cycle (love the PMS, mmm), I completely relate to this. Fantastic poem, Georgia, and congratulations on TS!

  • M2 months ago

    "To speak without your voice breaking." Your poem spoke volumes of truths! Beautiful!

  • MD Abdur Rajjak2 months ago


  • Paul Stewart2 months ago

    I've read this a couple of times, before commenting. This is just stunning. So emotionally-fraught, so brutally honest. But, written with such beautiful elegance. I am just sorry that it's that hard for women. I know my wife would relate to all you've said, so much. I subscribed after reading this. Congrats on this getting Top Story, it deserves it!

  • Susanna Kiernan2 months ago

    I *felt* this

  • Brenton F2 months ago

    Wow - what a beautifully sad and thought provoking piece! Congrats on TS!

  • Carly Bush2 months ago

    I like this a lot, Georgia. You've wrenched something very visceral and real from a seemingly innocuous meme. We have such a fine, delicate balance to walk.

  • Donna Renee2 months ago

    Wow, Georgia....that was a beautiful piece of writing. You expressed these feelings so well!!

  • Congratulations on your Top Story๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•โ˜๏ธ

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  • Helen Seder2 months ago

    God this hit me so hard. Itโ€™s such a painful line we have to walk and you put it so beautifully into words.

  • Kendall Defoe 2 months ago

    I have a masculine urge to know more... Great TS! ;)

  • Ahamed Thousif2 months ago

    Nice Image... Congratz on the Top Story Jones

  • Naveed2 months ago

    Congratulations on your Top Story,

  • Gerald Holmes2 months ago

    This is nothing short of spectacular writing. The repetitive flow works so well here. I loved everything about this. Congrats on the Top Story

  • L.C. Schรคfer2 months ago

    The silk dress in the wind stopped me in my tracks. Perfectly eloquent ๐Ÿ˜

  • Wow that was really powerful! So well written. And it had such a lovely flow with that repetition of โ€œthe feminine urge.โ€ Very insightful to read, great job with this!

  • Joelle E๐ŸŒ™2 months ago

    Omg. Omg. I want to likeโ€ฆ be sponsored by this poem. This is just way too good. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœจ you are epic

  • C.S LEWIS2 months ago

    this is great work you can also join my friends and read what i have just prepared for you

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Nice! Great job ๐Ÿ’š

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