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 studying for a bachelor’s degree in communication (Journalism) at RMIT University.

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