I live in a state of contradictions.
As a woman I am not required to live under a man,
Yet this country is predominantly ran by men.
I have a mind of my own
And I have every right to use it.
However, many feel that as a woman I shouldn't.
I can do what I want when I want
So long as it abides by the law.
When I go out I can wear whatever I choose,
As long as there are no dress code.
It’s my choice who I marry
Unless they’re of the same sex which the law forbids.
I am responsible for my own actions,
But the legal system decides how I’ll be punished for them.
My country welcomes diversity and culture
Even though it has so many immigration laws.
I am encouraged to create a dream and follow it
But I need resources to pursue them.
People say I should live my life to the fullest,
Others tell me to end it now.
I try my best to be happy
While some hold me back from doing so.
I live in a state of contradictions
There is all these things I can do,
But someone or something is always trying to stop me from doing it.