‘Somewhere in America’

Via Bustle, a spoken word performance:

“The trio of teenage girls start the poem ominously: ‘The greatest lessons you will ever teach us, you won’t even remember.’ From there, they jump into fairly controversial, dark topics like rape, race, gun control, socioeconomics, and censorship. Emotions rage so hard in the three-and-a-half-minute piece, occasionally you can spot a small vocal crack in the performance, but that just lends more validation to the truth they kept spouting. ‘Somewhere in America,’ ushers in the hard-to-hear stuff,  ‘Women are killed for rejecting dates, but God forbid I bring my girlfriend to prom.’ Another: ‘The preppy kids go thrifting because they think it sounds fun. But we go ‘cause that’s all we’ve got money for.’ “

One thought on “‘Somewhere in America’

  1. WOW! Just saw the QL show….I am impressed…these girls remind me of myself when I was their ages….of course, when I said, or wrote, these kinds of things, everyone around me attempted to stifle me…..KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING LADIES, and, if you have male children, TEACH THEM, HELP THEM LEARN TO BE the kind of men you would want to unleash on the world — in a wonderful way……Now, more than ever, women; mothers need to stop this male violence, egotism, devaluation and disrespect for women. It begins in the womb, ladies….manage and monitor your thoughts, check out what is in your heart before you try to sell it to your sons….WE RULE THIS WORLD..we are the start of “the system” …every man is the son of a woman….every woman is the daughter of a woman..it starts with Y.O.U.

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