So you want to be raised a princess?
To be the cynosure of all eyes, no less
To be the one that envy inspires
To be the one little girls aspire
To be- because that is what they are fed
Why don’t you aspire to be a real woman instead?
A princess needs help to navigate
Her life’s course, do you want that to be your fate?
Would it not be better to take your destiny
In your hands, shape your life the way you want it to be?
A princess needs twenty mattresses to be comfortable
If you needed comfort always how would you be able
To go on adventures, travel the world wide
How would you ever explore your wild side?
The rules of etiquette by which a princess is bound
Could male you feel stifled when you want to make a sound
And do you really think your life’s primary goal should be
To get wedded to a prince who you charm with your beauty?
Or would you want to choose a life partner who
Treats you as an equal, respects every aspect of you
The sense of entitlement that is taken as a birthright by a princess-
Would that be important or would you want to impress
People by your actions and not your birth
You may decide what determines your worth
I hope you find role models in strong women
Who live life on their terms, who do not depend on men
They are very different from princesses, I daresay
I hope you emulate their chutzpah everyday..