I am locked inside a cage,
exclusively for women,
where we fight and never win,
and the rules they are not written.
Our hearts are filled with anger,
hands clenched in fists of rage;
but we do not let them see this,
we’re simply actors on a stage.
Our mouths remain shut,
the key was thrown away;
we don’t dare speak our minds
because we know we must obey.
We continue to wait in second place,
it is the only life we know;
but we hope for a better future
when someone finally says no.
This discrimination is not fair;
we can live like this no longer.
Now is the time for change,
when women become stronger.
The locks will be undone,
we will eventually be free;
and in my mind I’ll be thinking,
at last I can be me.