We Are Women – Abi Morgan

Dreams of fame and silver screens

My name is Abi Morgan and I’m a 25 year old writer from Essex. I have recently started performing poetry and posting my work on Instagram abimorgan_poetry.

‘We Are Women’

Idly flicking through magazines

Wishing we were still in our teens,

Mulling over might-have-beens

School, in-crowds and beauty queens,

Dreams of fame and silver screens

Smashed and smattered to smithereens,

We are the lost ones, the in-betweens;

We are women.

Wake up, worry about how we look,

The chances which we never took,

The last time we actually read a book,

Why he doesn’t like the way we cook;

We are women.

Belonging to the ‘Modern Age’,

Still stuck on a smaller wage

Internalizing ugly rage,

Glass celing, invisible cage,

Tired of being magnolia, beige;

We are women.

Attempting to fit other’s ideals,

An idea that never quite appeals,

We pretend this should be how it feels

To be women.

Abi Morgan

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