i was fourteen years old the first time I was called
"too much."

i'm too loud
or too aggressive
or too cocky

it took me all of two minutes to get my voice back
but some can't do it after two decades

i soon learned that "too much" meant
too much space.

my two feet took up too much ground
my two eyes saw far too much
and my two hands had too much power

and while I'm far too much for some people
it's only women like me who can take us to the stars
move us to tears
and lead us to our future

Poem Rating:
Click To Rate This Poem!

Continue Rating Poems

Share This Poem