Femme Libre

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:18 -- hc23

 

I am a woman.

That means something different to everyone.

Some see women as mothers, some as a punching bag.

But that is not accurate.

 

I am a woman.

That means I get a lower pay.

Some see me as an object, something to be married off,

But that is not accurate.

 

I am a woman.

That means I will never amount.

Some see my gender as my Achilles’ heel, a fatal flaw in some countries,

But that is not accurate.

 

I am a woman.

That means nothing different than being a man.

Some see me for who I am.

But the whole world needs to see this.

 

 I am a dreamer.

I wish for a day when “… like a girl” is no longer an insult,

And my sisters will not be attacked for their gender.

 

I am a believer.

I believe we can come together.

The whole world can respect each other and believe that women can also make great leaders.

After all, women are people too.

 

I am ready.

Ready to be equal.

Ready to be powerful.

Ready to eliminate the culture that states,

“It’s a man’s world.” and

“Boys will be boys.”

 

I am a woman.

 

 

This poem is about: 
Our world

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