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She could do better

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She wanted to be a judge
and listen

to the problems of the general public
but all she does is
listen to the problems
of those around her
She could do better

She wanted to become an engineer
and build
beautiful things
but all she does is
build the
confidence of her friends and relatives
She could do better

She wanted to become a boxer
and beat
her opponents
but all she does is
beat
and rinse clothes
She could do better

She wanted to become a teacher
and teach
school children
but all she does is
teach
her own children
She could do better

She wanted to become a politician
and clean
the country
but all she does is
clean
and scrub the floor
She could do better

She wanted to join the army
and fight
the enemies of her country
but all she does is
fight
the crippling depression overtaking her
She could do better

She wanted to become a news reporter
and criticise
the government
but all she does is
criticise
her children for not finishing their lunch
She could do better

She wanted to become a doctor
and treat
ill patients
but all she does is
treat
her wounds from last night's beating
She could do better

She wanted to become a dancer
and move
to the beat
but all she does is
move
to the demands and desires of her family
She could do better

She wanted to become a businesswoman
and own
assorted assets
but all she owns is
some little cash
given as allowance by her husband
She could do better

She wanted to become an activist
and wash
away the pain of the people
but all she does is
wash
the utensils
She could do better

She wanted to become a hotel manager
and manage
the inn
but all she does is
manage
the household affairs
She could do better

She was forced to marry
She acknowledges this
and has accepted this as part of her life
But deep down somewhere in her heart
She knows
She could do better

saynotoforcedmarriage



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