I have a confession...
and I must say,
that I am in love.
with a movement
and a little mood hits.
well, not little, but big
it's gone on for decades-- no! centuries!
and I stand here empowered
and by love I am devoured
With all of the women, who came before me
all the ones that stand before me
the strongest of creatures, oh-- i adore, see
it's her-stories that serenade my psyche
from Woodhull, who challenged what she saw,
to Wollstonecraft, who carved a path.
from de Beauvoir, with philosophy that has come so far,
to Angelou, that spoke out for rights that were past due.
and that's just from the past 2,
almost 3 centuries.
and it is only but a few
that inspire so many.
let me speak out for the ones out there
the ones living in fear
of every gender, race, denomination
across every (not only this) nation.
let me speak out with love
love and equality
the sweet harmony
the end to monotony
a type of mental and spiritual autonomy
where everyone is equal
not one above the other
where we all care for one another
because we've gotten so close
yet are still so far-- and I am consumed with an admiration
that is so deep that if it was a wound, it would never scar.
a flicker of candle light
that ignited from a spark, that i watched
attentively as dawn woke from night.
the flames danced, so light on her toes
and like my infatuation, she grows
a ragingly beautiful fire that does not kill
but instead, just like a swailing, it is meant to heal.
And I have a confession...
i must say that i am
-- and pardon me for saying the f-word, but...
and Now, please.
please, don't take me the wrong way.
I didn't say
that i hate men, and i did not throw a fist,
and there is a difference between this and an extremist,
and people tend to be misconstrued
when one says they rooted
their thoughts for a path that has been routed
for all to empower, one another,
to empower your friend, sister, mother
and still some disapprove
when i say the name of the women's rights move- ment.
but if there is one thing that i have learned
is that the knowledge that has turned
me into the woman that i stand here as
is nothing short of persistence
from women facing resistance
and paving the way, for equality to be earned.