Pigeon Hole

Why do people need to
pigeonhole you?
you are only one way in
their eyes
instead of all the
ways you are…
complex with no lies
living in your truth
not a cut out plan
of someone else’s
view of proof of
what your path
needs to be …
what would give
comfort to their
stalemate youth,
their rigid, non-conforming,
closed, judgmental
– scared of the
unknown selves …
fear is the truth
for many so
those who
break out of
a mold
that someone else
holds for them
shines like a brand
new penny
those who berate and bully
to keep you in a hole
that makes them feel
more powerful or strong
– a pigeonhole?
what pigeon would stay
when it has wings to
fly away and let
others watch from
a distance their
freedom to live as
they will and
not swallow
another’s bitter pill.


Margret Avery

Margret Avery expresses her talents through being a singer / songwriter / actor / writer and poet. She has also worked as a freelance makeup artist with her work gracing the pages of many editorial and commercial publications. The passion to express through song led to her writing and continues to grow with equal tenacity. Margret has contributed as a writer to Suite101, Women’s Voices for Change and now proudly for Feminine Collective. Margret’s writing is included in Feminine Collective: Raw and Unfiltered Vol 1 and that makes her smile on a daily basis. Her music can be heard on Spotify, Pandora, CDbaby, Soundcloud, Reverbnation and NumberoneMusic.

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