They call her brave

A poem…


She gets up the same time as you

Dresses the same way, breathes the same air as you

She goes to the same place as you

Catches the same train, takes the same course as you


They call her smart


She cries the same tears as you

Knows the same pain, feels the same fears as you

She basks in her triumphs like you

Conquered the same obstacles, walked the same miles as you


They call her brave


She carries the same secrets as you

Told the same lies, met the same truths as you

She hurt people, like you

Caused the same pain, knows the same consequences as you


They call her innocent


If what they say is true of her

Then isn’t the same true of you?


Yet they call her


Claudia Forsberg is a Melbourne based writer and journalist. She is currently working as a Regional Trainee with ABC Ballarat.


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