I want to please everybody.
I am always nice to everybody.
I let them kick me and talk to me the way they want.
I’m always polite and say “thank you”.
I smile when I want to scream, when I want to cry.
I never get the same tone back that I give away.
And as soon as you break the cycle, you are the meanest of them all.
A good girl can never slip.
She needs to be consistent.
No matter how bad people treat her,
She needs to remain who she pretends to be.
They rely on her niceties so that they can remain a horror show.
As soon as she cracks, she is villainised.
What she gives, people never give it back.
“Nellie Melba as Ophelia in the opera Hamlet ” by Henri Gervex (1852-1929)