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The frame of the window is set high

She is forced to look up

At men in uniform with swords and medals

Other men wear smart suits and bowler hats

Names are inscribed on plaques

Letter after letter after letter

Statue’s stand high on plinths of marble

Men who have done great deeds in

Wars, government, arts, society

Names never to be forgotten

A reminder of who I am and what I can be

I look up to them all and

They aloofly stare down at me

Because they know my place in life

And I know mine because

Everywhere I go there is

Something to remind me that my

Status in life is low, my

Position is at the bottom

I Have no power