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Rabbits in the hutch

December 28, 2021
By Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
77 articles 7 photos 1666 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-


We girls
are rabbits, rabbits in the hutch
looked upon by beauty.
You trap us
Inside the hutch
so we may not run away
Just because we are rabbits (or shall I say girls?)
You feed us the carrots, the same old carrots
You don't even think of whether we’d like it
Not everyone is the same
When we eat the grass,
you get cross and punish us
Just because we are rabbits (or shall I say girls?)
You don't let us to be free from our hutch
Until we can give birth to babes
So you may be able to sell them
You limit our lives only to our hutches
Just because we are rabbits (or shall I say girls?)
You say we are cute
And hug us and pet us
even if we do not like to
Just because we are rabbits (or shall I say girls?)
Cannot we have space?
Cannot we be free?
Why are rabbits
supposed to be in hutches?


The author's comments:

Many girls, especially black girls are not given the freedom which they are supposed to have. 

I dedicate this poem to Dad and Mom who gave me all the freedom I need. I also dedicate this to all my Maternal Relatives.

I also dedicate this poem to all the girls who are not given the freedom. Your voice is your weapon, so speak up.

Finally, I dedicate this poem to all the readers of TeenInk.


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Afra DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 11 at 8:27 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
77 articles 7 photos 1666 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@IzzyMossie137, thank you...☆☆☆

on Apr. 10 at 1:49 am
IzzyMossie137 GOLD, Aurora, Illinois
11 articles 1 photo 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey I don't have a map for."
-Delta Goodrem-

@Afra, Keep it up. Speak up. Be the person you are. And WRITE!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 7 at 9:08 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
77 articles 7 photos 1666 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@LolaQueen526, thank you...And your Mom seems like a nice person...🎁🎁🎁

on Feb. 7 at 8:18 am
CaliFranceGurl648 GOLD, San Diego, California
11 articles 1 photo 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look."

– Meghan Markle

@Afra, I showed this poem to my maman and she was like speechless, utterly speechless. And she just exclaimed in French, "C'est fort!"(meaning this is strong)🤜🏻💪🏻🤛🏻

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 5 at 11:11 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
77 articles 7 photos 1666 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@Tessa_DreamAuthor3, thank you for your comment...🤩🤩🤩

on Jan. 28 at 5:28 pm
TessaDreamAuthor_3000 PLATINUM, Tomball, Texas
31 articles 1 photo 129 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." - Dolly Parton
" Balance your life with spiritual experiences that remind and prepare you for continued, daily ministering to others." - M. Russell Ballard
"Love is expressed in a smile, a wave, a kind comment, a compliment." - Thomas S. Monson

This was from a great point of view. I also do have a rabbit and I looked at her after reading this. She is happy though. I know so because she'll lick me and cuddle up beside me. She gets free time and cage time. It's alternative.