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The woman with the muffled voice

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The woman with the muffled voice

Unhappy, unappreciated, underestimated.
Born to be weak.
Breed to be inferior.
Cursed to be abused.
Governed by emotions.
Enslaved to the kitchen.

"This is your life,"
she was told.
The injustice hid behind
 that grotesque phantom-
Centuries of rotten tradition
smothered her development.

The woman with no voice.
She screams within.
The sound jailed 
behind the bars of her lips
An inaudible plea.
Earsplitting silence.
Shrieking tranquility.

But- one day.
Her song will jail break.
The beautiful butterfly entombed 
in a soundproof cocoon,
will emerge.

The woman with the muffled voice
will transform
into the woman with a deafening roar! 

Copyright © Yvette Lisa Ndlovu

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  1. Date: 12/1/2012 7:48:00 AM
    To imagine that in the year 2012 so many woman are still not equal under the laws of their lands its horrid NICE write GO ladies! [Welcome to Poetry Soup, if you need any help or information it would be my pleasure to aid you. I am running a Contest now for 6 lines of verse on the topic light..please do enter. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 5:29:00 AM
    A well written poem Yvette, I like it a lot ! - Have a relaxing weekend. -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

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    Date: 11/30/2012 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you! happy holidays!