Step Careful


Step careful little girl

One wrong move and everything will collapse

One wrong word

He'll be angry

He'll leave


Girl you're walking on eggshells

Don't fail

Momma wants you to smile

Daddy wants you to be bubbly

Boyfriend wants you to act a certain way



I'm not perfect

I have issues

I want to say I'm done

I want to tell them my thoughts

But they'll push me aside


Step careful little girl

Don't mess up

Don't embarrass them again


  • Author: Cynthia Whittaker (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 31st, 2020 10:30
  • Comment from author about the poem: Sorry for not writing in a while, been in a rough place.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 11
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  • Bragee

    Middle Finger to them!
    Be You!

    way to capture the pressure of living up to others expectations in words!

    • Cynthia

      😊thank you

    • Clara

      I'm with Bragee here. If this is a reflection of your light right now... You need to put you first. You need to be true to who you are. Talk to your parents and don't let the boyfriend dictate to you. You're perfect just as you are
      Flaws and all.
      Keep writing. Keep your chin up.
      Good little poem nonetheless.

      • Cynthia

        Thank you

        • Barry Hodges

          Step Carefully.

        • Goldfinch60

          You must come first, see what it is that you want in your life and just go for it.


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