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EMERGING FEMINISMS, I’m Not the Girl of Your Dreams

By vanessa rose

I’m not the girl of your dreams

so please stop calling me that

I’m not your pin-up fantasy

Why is that the image I’m forced to combat?

 

I will not give you completeness

so please stop asking

Why is it you think I “should” heal you

with my magic?

 

I’m not the girl of your dreams

so please stop calling me that

 

The mask I wear isn’t real

This shell that I have is borrowed

I cannot fulfill all your wishes

I cannot take away your sorrow

 

I’m not the reality you’ve conjured

nor who you’ve been waiting for

I cannot make you complete

so please stop asking for that

 

Look without eyes and you’ll see

I’m not the image you’ve created

The beautiful lie of the mind

I shouldn’t have to feel so degraded

 

The truth can be so hard to find

 

You can control this illusion

because you are powerful too

You can create your reality

because you are beautiful too

 

I’m not the girl of your dreams

So please stop calling me that

 

I’m not the girl of your dreams

I was created for much more than that.


Photo credit: Vivica Menegaz. Painting by Reshin Bima.

Photo credit: Vivica Menegaz. Painting by Reshin Bima.

vanessa rose is a passionate performer in downtown Las Vegas. She discovered her art while trekking 500 miles through the Colorado Rockies. She studied Communication and Latin American studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is currently pursuing a degree in Metaphysics from the University of Sedona. She got her start on the late night Vegas talk show, The Downtown Podcast, where she was able to share her art with millions of viewers each week.  She is committed to raising the collective consciousness and enhancing the vibration of light and love for all of humanity. You can follow her blog at NewEarthPoetry.com