I wrote this in 2019 when I was reflecting about the way men have often objectified in a way that they almost always seem to just want the fun and sexy part of me but seem to often have problems seeing the rest of me. I’ve almost always felt like I’ve been good enough to be their lover but never good enough to be introduced to their mother. Do I still feel this way? I honestly don’t know. I like the attention and validation I get from men because of my looks but sometimes it feels so hollow.

Often men want this girl…the ones that’s always down for a “good” time
BUT run away from this one….the other girl …the vulnerable one that has a realness hard to accept

Tell me I’m pretty, tell me I’m sexy

Tell me I’m beautiful

Objectify me, fuck me, 

Forget about me

And then

Try to come back to me

And when I deny

your lust filled request,

Put me down, threaten me

Try to hurt me-

Your words mean nothing to me

You’re not the first 

But will be the last

Who tries to destroy me

You’re not the first 

But will be the last 

Who treats me like a doll

to fuck at your convenience

You’re not the first

But will be the last

That tells me I’m not good enough

Tell me you miss, tell me you want me

Tell me you’re sorry

Be persistent in your quest

In trying to get me in your bed

with empty promises

about how this time it will be different

Sorry to my past, my present, and

future lovers-

I am pass being the girl

that’s just used for fun-

I am pass being the lover

you never introduce to your mother

I’d rather live in a world 

of solitude and calm

than to once again fall

into the objectification trap 

7 thoughts on “Poem: The Objectification of Eliza

  1. You’re a very pretty girl but how are you dressing? If it’s too seductive you could be sending the wrong message. Also where are you finding these men? Better in person than from online, but, that’s just my experience. If you allow these men to objectify you, I think it could hurt your own recovery.

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    1. Hmm. How I dress shouldn’t be a factor in how I’m treated. Women are raped, sexually harassed and objectified every day wearing modest clothes. Trust me, I know because I came from a traditional and conservative household. You’re treading on “blame the victim” mentality. It’s weird how this comment came from a woman whereas most of the men that have commented have been super supportive. Good luck to you and God bless.

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