When Superheroes Ruled

You were drawn to shades of blue

Loved the ocean and the sky.

Many plans for when you grew –

opportunities you would try.


Pink’s now your favourite shade,

not as bold as vibrant red.

Mums and princesses now played –

dreams of making home instead.


Superheroes ruled the roost,

battles fought and peace restored.

Fighting power’s now reduced –

Princess Anna’s now adored.


Forthright and full of spark,

always first to say your piece.

Now less keen to make your mark –

I watch your confidence decrease.


Brilliant doctor you would be,

boundless limits there for you.

You’ve lost ability to see

girls like you can do it too.


Superpower’s not so strong –

future vision’s lost its way.

Originality has now gone –

wish your doubts would fly away.



9 thoughts on “When Superheroes Ruled

  1. It’s great you’re bringing awareness to this issue. Love the poem 🙂 This is such a crucial topic & an important issue that needs to be addressed.

    And only because the topic is about girls, am I mentioning that this was partially the reason that inspired me to write a children’s book, “Beautiful Girl.” It tells every girl how special she is & the sky is the limit! So, I hope you don’t mind Beth, per I’m not trying to promote myself, I’m more concerned about getting the message out to these girls.

    S0, in case you & others may be interested in gifting a young girl with one, you can click my sidebar on my blog page to see my books, or visit Amazon directly, http://amzn.to/24NhCzI 🙂

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  2. I don’t think it’s quite that bad here yet. Girls are pretty much going into any field they want. BUT, what I do see is that many of those girls still struggle with body image. I think a large part of the blame for that can be placed squarely on the shoulders of the media. We used to have family TV nights with the kids when they were in elementary and junior high school. One of the things we went out of our way to do was ask them how any commercials that came on might be using sex to sell the product. It led to some great discussions. We’ve got two kids with great self-esteem, though Bran’s a little shy. 🙂

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  3. Hi again! This is such an important issue to highlight. Kudos to you. I wrote something similar in my last post. It was about gender inequality. We thought we achieved it all and 2016 was more progressive than ever. But sadly, there’s so much more reform left to happen! And the need for the hour is to spread the word. Great job. I really liked the poem 🙂

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  4. Love this post! It’s so important for us to teach the next generation of girls and boys that there are no limits or “roles” – they are free to be whomever they choose! 👍🏼


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