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Standing tall

A little girl can stand so tall Stand to play with her favourite ball The laughs and jeers of passers by As she stings like a bee, floats like a butterfly Darling, don’t you think you’re out your depth? This fixation of yours, it makes no sense The other girls are playing with dolls But you insist on kicking balls? Still she grinds, she works, she kicks Degrading comments in the mix Dragging her down with “You’ll never be paid” “You’ll never have audience watching your stage” Nevertheless, she’s alive and kicking Soon it wont just be boys their picking To lead the teams, inspire nations She’s one of millions, laying foundations In France she leads her country with pride So the next little girl doesn’t have to hide So a little girl can stand so tall Stand to play with her favourite ball Standing Tall, 16/6/19, 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Poetry Contest

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Date: 7/13/2019 12:14:00 AM
Bravo, Rachel. I love your poem - shows passion. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Date: 7/12/2019 3:38:00 PM
Rachel, a brilliant rhyme that highlights the challenges faced by women of all ages and their grit and determination that inspires "the next little girl" to shine. Congratulations on your win in my contest! ~Mark
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