Mixed Messages

Be assertive
But don’t be a bitch.

Have your own opinion
But don’t disagree with me.

Love who you want
But don’t talk about it.

Express your sexuality
But don’t be a slut.

Be sensitive
But don’t be a baby.

Show your emotions
But why are you crying?

Have your own needs
But don’t let them interfere with mine. 

Have boundaries
But let me cross them. 

But stay in my comfort zone.

I love you
But I don’t accept you. 

Be yourself
But don’t rock the boat.

Be free
But stay in the cage.