SILENT HEROS; a poem paying respect to all the women out there working hard for a piece of the pie called freedom, autonomy


 

SILENT HEROS OF WOMANHOOD

 

For all of those women

Who have stood their ground

Said yes

Said no

Never bowed, kowtowed

Continued to feel worthy

Continued to show up

Despite to all intents and purposes

Existing beyond the black stump.

To all the women who gave their lives

So i could vote and have ‘equal rights

 

I salute you

 

To all the women who declared war on being ‘wife’

 

I salute you

 

To all the women who stood up and stated their truth, despite knowing the repercussions

 

(Asia Bibi, Malala Yousafzai, Tess Asplund and countless others) I salute you

 

To all the women who have survived rape, assault, abuse

 

I salute you

 

To all the women who have just survived

 

I salute you

 

To all the women who refuse to wear make up

 

I salute you

 

To all the women who wear as much as they fucking like, day or night

 

I salute you

 

To all of those women who refuse to engage in slut shaming or petty oneupmanship

I salute you

 

To all of those women who see the value of sisterhood

 

I salute you

 

To all my non white sisters who have stood up against racism whilst juggling/battling with what it is to be reduced already by virtue of their sex

 

I salute you

To all the working classed, disabled, gay and otherwise silently oppressed women who still find it within themselves to show up

 

I salute you

 

To all the single mothers, working mothers, stay at home mothers, just holding shit down day in, day out mothers

 

I salute you

 

To all the women who have decided they don’t have to fulfil their biological ‘purpose’ and breed

 

I salute you

 

To all the women who are fat, have body hair, short hair, pussy hair, don’t conform to patriarchal standards of fuckability and don’t care

 

I salute you

 

To all the women who refuse to see sex as their duty

 

To all the women who fuck, when they want to fuck, with whom they choose to fuck and then not fuck you

 

To all the women who have no choice but to put up and shut up

 

I salute you

I salute you

I salute you

 

(*crying as i write now*)

 

Cos i too have refused to kowtow

And i know the price we pay

For existing beyond the black stump.

 

 

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(S)llew la Wulf
(S)llew la Wulf

Yet another artist screaming (colourfully) into the void. I like to dance. I write. I do self portraiture and i draw... I cover topics ranging from racial bias to female sexuality to capitalism to rape culture and of course, love ❤️


Llewella_the_poet
Llewella_the_poet

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