Today is International Women’s Day, and I have been thinking about it a lot; for instance, I remember the protests in London, and how there were the demonstrations for President’s Trump’s visit. This was something hastily scribbled in my notebook, kind of in response, I guess:
What does it mean
To be unapologetically female?
To be brave, to be bold
the high to the low
when somethings are more than just obscene.
We are told not to be angry,
because we have to please.
Cover everything up, be modest
And for Gods sake, it’s vulgar, this striptease!
History made us silent
by virtue, by the book
forgetting our achievements, our contributions-
and admiring us only for our ‘look’.
History broke bread with men,
but from the ashes grow the roses, heightened by their shade,
the silence has been too long
Now there’s other things need to be said
Keep speaking up, keep speaking up
Shout louder my love
Go on, go on, go on
Because it is only then
When we become visible, seen