Scroll Scroll Swipe Swipe by Shivangi Arora


Checking my Instagram feed, scroll scroll swipe swipe.

He called me the “Hookup type”.

Scroll scroll, swipe swipe.

 

I have been told,

Girls like her are only meant to be loved.

Girls like me are only meant to be fucked.

I slink to my bedroom, feeling not good enough.

 

I see myself in the mirror with fear,

Fear of not being accepted by peers.

Trying to be someone I am not, hiding my tears.

 

Checking my Instagram feed, scroll scroll swipe swipe.

He called me the “easy type”.

Scroll scroll swipe swipe.

 

Soon I realized even she was the “hookup type” in someone’s else eyes.

She is too easy, the rumour flies.

Being judged, no matter how much we pay the price.

After all, they get to satisfy their ego with these lies.

 

I am a nerd, I am boring.

I am a modern girl, I am scoring.

My character is judged by the colour of my lipstick.

His masculinity is judged by the size of his dick.

 

Checking my Instagram feed, scroll scroll swipe swipe.

He called me the “bitchy type”.

Scroll scroll swipe swipe.

 

We all hide our insecurities. Don’t we?

That girl hiding her fat wearing her underwear high.

That girl wearing more to hide her chubby thighs.

That lady wearing her lipstick light to save herself from trolls.

That gay guy wearing straight clothes.

 

He’s wearing fairness cream to be less brown.

But us, we don’t leave anything to let him down.

I am hiding my short height under these high heels.

You all have an idea,how it feels

To be judged, degraded, demotivated, humiliated.

 

Checking my Instagram feed, scroll scroll swipe swipe

He called me the “Arrogant type”

Scroll scroll swipe swipe.

 

They let other people down for themselves to rise.

Scroll scroll swipe swipe.

I am here to tell you tonight,

You are good enough if you’re good enough in your own eyes.


About the Author

Shivangi Arora is a 19 year old student of University of petroleum and energy studies, currently pursuing Btech in computer science with specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning. She is very passionate about writing. She has worked as a content writer online. She masters in writing poetries. Although, she writes short stories, essays and book reviews too. She has even worked as an intern, as a blogger at various websites.

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