Good Girls Will

Nov 30 - women drive in Saudi!

Everyone knows good girls will

 go blind
*looking at that
*reading that
*touching that

 go insane
*learning too much
*thinking too hard
*touching that

 get a reputation by
*befriending too many boys
*testing traditions
*letting him touch that

So if I'm
*not blind
*not insane
*don't have a reputation
I must be a very bad girl

This post was written in response to this week's Carry On Tuesday prompt. Click here to see what others wrote or to join the fun yourself. 
This poem is also part of Open Link Night at dVerse Poets Pub


  1. That's awesome, Nara! Well done! I'm a bad girl, too. ;)


  2. Very fun read! Sounds like not being blind and insane, you've done it right.

  3. Bad girl~!!!

    There's a TV series on in the UK called Bad Girls, about a women's prison. Great series, too.
    This is a lovely write and made me smile :)

  4. haha...and what a life it is to enjoy the experience...smiles. fun stuff!

  5. ...fun write..don't think too hard is what i always preach to myself..but without much success...smiles... love the pic

  6. lol- I love the repitition... life's too short not to have fun.

    laurie kolp

  7. Hey - this is a really cheeky poem and i absolutely loved it - fun and witty with a bit of style too.

    Arron Shilling

  8. A hoot of a poem that knocks the legs from under the table on which oppression of women is served up. Terrific.

  9. I'm having a strange set of reads today - by luck reading companion pieces back to back. You should read Brendan's Bad Girls...goes MUCH further than you do, but taps the same well.

    Cheeky, I like that word as used above..in all its layering. Telling someone what not to do is the surest way to make them do it!

    Beautifully written. G.

  10. I like your sassy side :) I like the empowerment theme here. Very nice!

  11. haha that was a fun write, like how you turned it all around at the end.

  12. Yep another bad girl here! :0

    What's that Woody Allen said ... "well can I at least do it until I need glasses."

    Sounds like you're a lot of fun.

  13. Love it ... great take on the prompt!! :-)

  14. What did Mae West say -- "Honey, when I'm bad I'm bad, but when I'm really bad I'm great. A stiff salute to resolutely crayoning outside the lines. - Brendan

  15. Hello.
    So cool. Reminds me of Michael Jackson's "Bad".


    Remove These Satin Sheets

  16. Fun and cheeky indeed! Here's to not being blind or having a reputation! (speaking purely from my part, the "insane" angle is a bit more iffy ;) )

  17. Well this made me smile, bad girl indeed.


  18. Smiles.... love the use of humor to dispell the old adages.

  19. All that I can say is :) Lol!!

  20. Cheeky does fit but I think there's another layer, there's real danger in some places not fitting into the perceived set of rules for women's behavior. When we were in Jordan a Bedouin man smiled at me while drawing his finger across his throat to indicate what he'd do to his daughter if she was not a 'good girl'. Thought provoking, thank you.


Thanks for sharing your thoughts.