Maddi Eden

Rookie (August 1st 1980 / London)

First Blood - Poem by Maddi Eden

Hushed whispers
Of my elders
What are they talking about?

Ew, so gross!
Why would girls put up with it?

Don't let me be last.
I want to be a real woman.

That first clot of blood.
Forever etched in my memory.

My time of the month - 'I can't swim today, Mamma'
'Why not? ' the little ones clamour
A mysterious smile: oh, just a girl thing.

An annoyance.
To be avoided - left without provision -
Darnit! should have kept an eye on the calendar.

I guess it's all part of growing up.
That first blood: girls crave, then roll their eyes.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 10, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 14, 2010

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