Posted by Warrior Empress from ? (22.214.171.124) on Monday, March 31, 2003 at 5:05PM :
My Honour and my Dignity
A woman’s response to Patriarchy and Imperialism
My Honour and My Dignity are not located
Between my thighs.
Ceaseless attempts to rape my integrity
With blunt knives and sharp edged glass
Fail to shatter my optimism
And my pride.
You loathe who I am and you despise my capacity to indentify, and self
You abort my woman hood and circumcise my femininity
You who do not feel
You who cannot feel.
Stripped of my decency
I burn with fury and humiliation
Your armies violate my ancestral land,
Like a virgin being torn apart by an unwanted lover.
Your stupidity interrogates my wisdom
Your misogyny invades and I
Disabled but not broken
Muted but not silenced.
Bleeding but not wounded,
Surrendered but not defeated.
You who despise to feel.
23rd August 2002
-- Warrior Empress
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