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Gender Bender by Martin, Mike
Question of Gender by Heemstra, Robert
Andromedia Is The Name And Gender by Schumacker, Earl
LINES - on the amorphous and malleable nature of gender by Lee, Samuel
Gender Discrimination by butt, mazhar
an untitled slam poem that addresses gender and also being a lesbian by pterous, k8
Gender Blender by Garg, Archana
Gender Fender Bender by Curtis, Jerry T

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Sometimes The Ignorance Of A Man

she said my words tore away at her.

                        i wasn't looking at her eyes at the time.

she made me look.

pain!,                        yes

                                   she wanted me to see her pain.

instead, 

i  imagined her naked.
                               imagined her left hand moving towards her nipple.


her right hand she said

                                         held her face turned around.


because,
                that is how i made her feel.

i pretended to listen.

i didn't hold her.

i didn't speak.

                        still,

                                     i had sex with her. 

afterward she looked sad

                                          and i felt something.


                                                                              i think.

no.

i'm sure.

                  it made me feel
                                                i felt
                                                                as if i had violated her.

                                                i felt 

                                                             like i should say sorry.



I didn't, 



                        the sex was good.


22~12~2014
With Love
Maurice Yvonne



Copyright © Maurice Yvonne | Year Posted 2014

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I Like My Body

I like my body when it's with your clothes.
With your skirts and with your hose.
Panties, bras and stilettos -
you must let me BORROW those!
Oooh, they're tight... I don't suppose
you've got these in open toes...?


======================
07/24/2015
Lycia Harding

For the 'Complete the Line' Contest
Line 3:  ‘I like my body when it is with your..’---e.e. cummings



Copyright © Lycia Harding | Year Posted 2015

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THIS WOMAN I AM

THIS WOMAN I AM
WRITTEN BY NJIDEKA 
IKERIONWU

This woman I am 
 Stops me at’imes
It crooks my cruises 
And storms my sails  
Cuts my journeys short 
And cows my instincts
Shrinks my time at 
library
It edits my vocabularies

Most times
It dumbs my mouth 
And numbs my nerves
Subdues actions inside 
me 
Just to evade that 
question
That shy’s and freezes 
my actions
Don’t you know you are 
woman? 

Yet I want to come and 
come back again 
As the woman I am
Being under
Savouring the joys of 
womanhood
Always happening 
inside me 
The sweetness of 
receiving ends
Enjoying the sucks of 
my babies
Cite me right in this 
verse 
A bit shy now
This woman I am



Copyright © Njideka Ikerionwu | Year Posted 2013

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Society Killed The Teenager

Society Killed The Teenager

So you want to be a princess, and save the prince yourself?
Or take steps on the moon?
Can’t you see I won’t let you do that?
I’m worse than even your parents, you see, I’m society!
Ever play with toys that are meant for boys?
The other kids laughed at you?
You’re a girl, get away from action figures! I’ll train you to be who I want you to be. I’m society.

Kiss a girl, kiss a boy, who do you want to be?
I’ve told you before; you’re a girl not a boy,
Learn to be who you should be.
Listen to you? No, listen to me, I’m society!
Everyone says to be yourself, but they
Don’t actually mean it.
 
The truth of the matter is
He’s not a boy, and he can’t become one.
Everyone listen to me!
 
Teenager, teenager, who are you?
Everyone tells me, you’re…
Expecting!
Not again, girl, did you listen to me?
Abort this mission? No, you’re Church screams pro life!
Get rid of it, keep it, it should be your choice,
Everyone has a different advice, but listen to me and only me.
Really, this was easy, you see. They listen to me, and I tell them, who I want them to be.
I’m society.


Copyright © Sky Pruneau | Year Posted 2016

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Lord Harry's Front

Old Lord Harry put up a good front.
He hid socks in his pants as a stunt.                        
But, his Lady swore
as argyle hit floor
that no organ was found to be blunt.



6/17/14

It seems some did not get this poem so a wee bit of 'splaining is above for all you Desi Arnez fans.

Definition for 

FRONT - noun the side or part of an object that presents itself to view or that is normally seen or used first; the most forward part of something. [i.e. the front of his pants]

FRONT - noun in a military sense the front is the FIRING LINE
FRONT - a fake or false personality

This poetic devise is called a double entendre [a play on words]- a word or phrase open to two interpretations, one of which is usually risqué or indecent.

ORGAN - is also being used this way - The human penis is an external male sexual organ - as well as a musical instrument made of pipe

ARGYLE - a pattern composed of diamonds of various colors on a plain background, used in knitted garments such as sweaters and socks.

or ARE GUILE - someone who is sly or cunning 

even the word BLUNT has another meaning here since a BLUNT sword would be of little use


Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2014

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Wearing Depends In the Deep End

I am whatever you say I am 
currently I'm the eyes of the world
it's what they discovered when
daddy tied a pork chop around my neck just to get the dog to play with me
first time I menstruated, mommy said I would bleed to death,
"hemorrhage" she said. Scared me to death
someone said it's not proper to rhyme a word with the very same word
Teddy Boof was my favorite stuffed bear, but brother tied fishing line to Boof's 
thumb, threw him off the New River Bridge and laughed at me for being dumb 
thinking he had succumb to the Gully rapids.
This head's been sunburned one too many times, Hydro codeine began the 
bad dream, attended HIGH school with Oxy, until my pupils penned black 
cocaine and crank brought them speed balling back hard until stars graduated 
a moron

I cannot help what you assume I'm on
I cannot help what you do not understand
Art and I play Clyde the Glide with Garfunkle on a tragic carpet ride with Joan 
Baez...(spelled Be A Easy)
Am I showing my true age yet? 
Or should I recite Little Wayne and T. Pain, and say made up word like : Fo' 
Sho' Yo! and/or  Fo' Sheezy my Neezy?
Then would you believe me? That I'm really 16 and smoke weed dipped in PCP.

I am a woman now, but how?
I know you from who?
have you studied my avatar and guessed me to be thirty three?
did you see my ball cap and mistake me for shallow?
did you read a young man's writing and ask, "for what is that guy aspiring? I 
mean he's got fire, but he's a liar and I write circles around that jerk!"
did you go berserk when ya' heard  I was a cross dresser on Thirsty 
Thursdays?
did you attend my Miss World pageant and make fun of my Max Factor?
did you love me when I walked with Jehovah, Praise YHWH! YAH BRAVO YAH?
Encore, encore! Atta boy, what a saint?
guess it doesn't matter anyway
we're going to perceive what we want to believe
guess it never mattered anyway
next year I'll be ninety-nine and every time I go swimming, mobs of teenage 
women beg to dive in the deep end for too long with me...and just be wrinkled 
friends...(Depends in the deep end)
at one hundred and ten, I suppose things will be different
seventy five years in the methadone line and it's time to be free and begin to 
spend my pension.
Can I have your attention
one more thing to mention
For the last time, I can't help if you don't understand me....I'm only alien see,  
so please,  shine your light and stop taking these random words so literally. 
There is a reason why I cannot read. Now I must ask...
why do you?


Copyright © JSLambert Mister ROBOTO | Year Posted 2014

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Playing games with tennis balls

>Playing games with tennis balls?

Men, playing games with tennis balls!
Earn far too much dough.
In the game of tennis you know.
Some male players are now acting tough.
Saying they aren’t paid enough.
For playing games with balls not too rough.
Now they say they want more pay.
Than women, who with their balls do play.
Dragon, that last line sounds not right.
Might be read wrong, on first sight.
Guess someone will soon complain tonight.
We’ll blame it on AI, that’s right.
I’m glad they’ve all got the same dough.
When winning Wimbledon you know.
I still feel sorry for all them balls.
When served so fast into the air.
That’s the thing, I don’t think’s fair.
Why is it when men play ball games?
They insult women so.
Them that play tennis, with those tennis balls.
Some men really do you know.
If women should with those tennis balls play.
Men should never complain anyway.
For when women serve those balls so.
Men can volley them back you know.
Women may not be as strong as men.
In all sport games they play.
But neither do they throw tantrums.
If match points, don’t go their way. 
I’m not a keen tennis viewer, that I must declare.
As I watch those poor tennis balls, whizzing through the air.
I had a job explaining that, to my friend Planet Nine.
He thought they were small planets, being hit for fore.
I said that was another sport, best we do ignore. 
I wish all sports ball game prizes, were at least the same.
Played on a fair smooth plain
Not on a plane that flies so high.
You can’t play those ball games, in the sky.
So come on you men, do play fair.
Pay all prize money equally so there.
When women play, ball games with you.
They can be on equal pay too.
What else can I really say?
As I play with balls every day.
But as a poet, I don’t play swell.
Nor am I paid as blinking well.

Well done Dragon and you Spellchecker, sorry but we will have to divide the royalties with Planet Nine. Why? That simple he is bigger than us. Bye everybody. Stanley (The mad Author)<







Copyright © STANLEY Harris | Year Posted 2016

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PROUD TO BE


                                    Stand up, be proud!
                                            Shout it out loud!
                                                  No shroud in you.


Copyright © Lei Strauss | Year Posted 2016

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Enlightened By Anima

I bridged the chasm and entered ambiguous halls
Climbed over barbed fences inside my mind's walls
To glimpse the core of how men and women relate
Among flowering vines behind the garden gate.

Within a flower is both gamete and stigma
As semen to ovary   -   what an enigma!
Nestled deep in my breast, I hear a sultry voice,
"Which would I be if I'd been given the choice?"

I am content with my life in a single ilk
I give in to the urge to wear lace and silk 
A little more mascara and blush on my face
I desire to be a lady with charm and grace

I wear jeans and boots, shorten the length of my hair
But some days high heels are what I choose to wear
Two halves of one heart, beating in rhythmic sync
Twins in one body but both sharing the same link

One set of footprints I leave on a virgin shore
I know who I am, but sometimes yearn for more
I'm searching for what lies behind the waterfall
The answer discovered when I hear my siren call

One foot in each of two very different worlds
Climbing trees like boys with painted nails of a girl
When asked my favorite color, I always say it's blue
But I'm also partial to pinks in pastel shades and hue.

I search my thoughts to see if gendering is mental
Knowing I'm more the damsel, not frail but gentle
When my psyche roars like a lion, I can repress
the savage beast in me when I wear a pretty dress

In kindred thoughts my anima/animas keep in touch
I respect my masculine inflection, but not too much
I don't saunter like a guy. I'm not one of them
My hips sway like a girl, so cherchez la femme.*

*Cherchez la femme is a French phrase which literally means "look for the woman."






Copyright © Lin Lane | Year Posted 2016

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Struggling with Depreession

Days of endless struggle
More hopeful pills today
Trying to appear 'normal'
In some sort of way.

It seems that the struggle
Is always here with me
And I wouldn't be here now
If guilt would leave me be.

I know there's too many,
who've had it worse than me
But that doesn't always mean
That I wouldn't say goodbye.

People say I have a lot going for me
I'm sorry, but I just can't see,
I can't see because my worst enemy
Is not my life, but inside of me.

Always on a roller coaster,
Not much consistency 
I'm nothing if I'm not up or down,
I'm nothing if just 'me'.

Very little energy 
Wanting to stay in bed
Wishing to be enthusiastic 
Instead of feeling like I'm made of lead.

Wanting to be excited
Wanting to care for more
But when nothing makes sense,
It's hard to focus on the poor.

Cluttered mind, cluttered thinking 
It's hard to keep in touch,
With what's happening around me
And not to worry too much.

I feel that everybody is better than me
And that I cant do anything right.
This is how I've felt my whole life. 
It didn't just star last night. 


Copyright © Brianna Parsons | Year Posted 2016

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South African Freedom Day

freedom day 
(april the 27th 1994)


far too many brave compatriots died

and

flooding rivers of tears were cried

far too many families ripped apart

with

daggers cutting into their heart

the pain is felt still deep today
on this glorious sun-splashed South African Freedom Day

as we pause and remember those who do not remain with us anymore

as we appreciate the fruits that their sacrifice and struggle bore

far too many to count and to name

but we honour them all while we keep burning that eternal flame

...Oliver Reginald Tambo
...Chris Hani
...Solomon Mahlangu
...Prakash Napier
...Yusuf Akhalwaya
...Matthew Goniwe
...Neil Aggett
,,,Ahmed Timol
...Vuyisile Mini
...Hector Peterson
...Babla Saloojee
...Bram Fischer
...Dulcie September
...Sparrow Mkonto

just a few, but so many still nameless

who were brutally cut down
by a racist system that was merciless, and cruelly shameless

we honour you, today
but we remember you each and every day

when we breathe in the air of the freedom that you craved

as we walk the roads of a wounded but healing country that you saved

from itself, for the hate and racism and hushed prejudice of race and gender and religion and sexual persuasion and caste and creed

that you so valiantly fought against, is still with us, as it on fear and ignorance does feed

the odour of racism and hate
of white and black and jew and muslim and hindu and catholic and yellow and brown

is a living parasite that lives and thrives all across this beautiful world, from cities and villages and hamlets, to the smallest rural town

it may become a mark of shame upon us all 

so we have to, today, struggle against and boldly fight

for the sacrifices of the many can never be cheapened, by the polite dinner-table murmurs of hate, try as hard as they might

for if we as a nation, 
a country 
a world 
a people 

one people

are to truly step out of the lashing cold painful rain

we have to continue your struggle

so that your supreme sacrifices may not have been in vain...

and so we say 

'hamba kahle, comrades'

to you who laid your young lives down and slipped away

so that we who remain may in the sunlight and out of the rain live and breathe and stay

in a country, and in a world
where religion and gender and sexual-persuasion and all colourful hues

may mingle and love and laugh and cry together on the sun-filled avenues

so thank you, comrades, for showing us a better path that we must embark on as we shuffle onwards into a brighter tomorrow

away from the hurt of the past, and away from the tears and away from all the sorrow

for the true freedom that we seek now, is the freedom from our own racism, our own prejudices, our own sexism, our own petty hates and bottled-up anger

for therein, lies the fight ahead

for therein, lies the real and growing danger.
Aluta Continua!
Amandla Ngawethu!

The Struggle Continues...


Copyright © Scribbler Of Verses | Year Posted 2013

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Princesses

Pretty princesses
Dancing all around
Frolicking through fields
Very beautiful
Just like you!


Copyright © Smail Poems | Year Posted 2013

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Love is Love

Tingles run from the tip of his nose to the tip of his toes  
His body starts to panic & secretes  
Pearls of salted water on every inch of his being  
That soon enough will show through his clothes  
 
He can feel his heart pounding in his chest  
The blood running through his veins  
The pounding in his brain  
 
He wants nothing more than for their fingers to intertwine 
And walk down the street hand in hand  
If his palms could just, in this moment, not sweat  
 
Showered, shit & shaved 
Dressed elegantly, yet not too fancy 
Dressed as a man should, protecting his integrity 
Showing his power & authority 
By being behaved and showing off his masculinity 
 
Sparks fly 
They both have twinkles in their eyes  
Time, when they're together seems to pass them by 
 
When comes the time for the first kiss, 
They both feel the anxiety  
Their arms wrap around each other, 
It comes naturally  
 
Their lips touch  
And lock 
 
Her lips are so soft  
They fit perfectly with his 
 
People pass them by and give them a glance 
Most feeling joy or even envy 
No one seems to be going berserk  
Over a public display of affection  
Between a woman & a man 
 
He gets to feel all those things & not be judged  
He gets to walk down the street with his girl holding hands 
He gets to kiss her in public and not be criticized 
 
Why can't I have that? 
 
Because... 

When I get ready for her,  
I shit, shower & shave 
I dress elegantly, yet not to fancy 
I dress like a man, not like a woman should 
I am behaved and showing off my masculinity  
 
When I see her, 
I get tingles from the tip of my nose to the tips of my toes 
My body starts to panic & secretes 
Pearls of salted water on every inch of my being 
That soon enough will show through my clothes 
 
When I hear her voice, 
I can feel my heart pounding in my chest  
The blood running through my veins 
The pounding in my brain 
 
When I'm with her, 
I want nothing more than for our fingers to intertwine  
And walk down the street hand in hand  
If my palms, in that moment, could just not sweat 
 
When I spend time with her, 
Sparks fly 
We both have twinkles in our eyes 
Time when were together seems to pass us by 
 
When I kiss her for the first time, 
We both feel the anxiety, 
Our arms wrap around each other, 
It comes naturally 
 
Our lips touch 
They lock  
 
Every time I kiss her I think to myself, 
How her lips are so soft  
And how they fit perfectly with mine


Copyright © Charley Davidson | Year Posted 2015

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an untitled slam poem that addresses gender and also being a lesbian

"Oh," she whispers, "but she's here with a boy!" Her words, especially the painted blue one, stick to her palm covering her lips and mouth, I lace my fingers through yours and this happens simultaneously on opposite sides of the room, we look at each other and smile, the suppressed laughter in our mouths a balloon blown so full it's about to pop,

It pops.

You're not all boy.

We laugh because she saw you from far away, she saw you and your hair that basically spells out either, 'lesbian,' or, 'boy,' across your forehead.

I look at your eyes. I tell you: Jesus, she thinks you're a boy and she thinks I'm straight we've neeever been in this situation before.
We laugh.

And, oh, that waitress that one time said, "thank you sir," when you handed her your credit card, her words overflowing with poisonous flirtation, spilling out of her mouth along with a biohazardous receipt, Her fingertips brushed yours as she handed it to you,
She didn't know. Painful ignorance.
After she left, you asked, "So is she a lesbian? Or..."

I didn't have the heart to tell you that she thought you were all boy.

I also didn't have the heart to believe the waitress didn't know she was feeding us poison.

you acted like it was nothing, but I, like, internally growled or something because the only two people who are this protective over someone else are moms and girlfriends.

She whispers, "Oh, but she's here with a boy!" and the blue word caresses our cheeks like your thumb and mine, currently participating in some sort of passive aggressive thumb makeout session because that's a nervous habit we have when we hold hands. 
And we have the words "boy" and "lesbian" written across our foreheads, so it's a good thing I focus on your eyes.


Copyright © k8 pterous | Year Posted 2014

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HEY SEXY

Don’t you ever wear a smile
With a rose on your lips
That seducing frown in your eyes
Such a mysterious beam 

I started to scroll down
To know you even more
Just to write this poem 
Something sexy about you

Recently discovered
What’s behind that glaring smile
Nothing to be embarrassed
Sexuality doesn’t matter

Might hear a lot things
Unfavorably unacceptable
But nothing’s wrong
So stay as you are- sexy!


Copyright © Lei Strauss | Year Posted 2016

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The Tomboy

I was fascinated by frogs, dinosaurs, and outer space.
Comic books, video games, and fast cars to race.

I got my clean clothes dirty and skinned my knees.
I spent my afternoons climbing high up in the trees.

Came home from the playground with shoes full of sand.
Went fishing, and held up my catch with my bare hand.

I would get on my rusty, blue bike and ride to the park.
Where we played games of tag or catch almost until dark.

After school, I would go play baseball with the boys.
Then, stay up late, listening to music and make noise.

My homework sat in my backpack and never got done.
I was too preoccupied with finding adventure and having fun.

I was the tomboy that liked building Lego block walls.
I was also a girl who played with pretty Barbie dolls.




Richard Lamoureux's Gender Bender Contest


Copyright © Kelly Deschler | Year Posted 2014

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Gentlemen

Some people try To figure us out. We sensitive men Who wander about Making living with pen. In lives filled with goals And family and friends. All taken in stride, In the tone of our voice The words of our choice The songs that we sing Intense listening, We are gentlemen. With rarely the build Of a Hollywood star Boxer or Olympian, Still, we maintain Solid good health. Cook and attend Opera or shoot At the range, With a friend. All taken in stride, In the time that we give The fire in our eyes Our soft spoken ways And honest dignity. We are gentlemen. On any given day We walk dogs in the park Enjoy Handel, Mozart With minimal need For profane tirade, We shuffle about. With kids by our side All taken in stride, In loyal devotion Lives that we lead Laws that we heed With smiles, And Laughter, Our cure. We are gentlemen. © Michael Wegman 2014


Copyright © Michael Wegman | Year Posted 2014

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Gender Discrimination

Who are you
Your father's son or daughter
Or your mothers?
If you are your father's
You gotta have his surname
But if you are your mother's
Her name you don't take
But once you get married
Oh, boy! Your surname won't change
Hey girls, What makes you change your surname?
This is anomalous
Seemingly unfair
Discriminative
An assault on women rights
A blow to the fair sex
Whoever hath made this rule
He must be a damn big fool!!


Copyright © mazhar butt | Year Posted 2014

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Less Than Human

You seek us out and then you destroy our lives
You come into our homes and fill our hearts with lies
For you know the condemnation we so gravely fear
but you carry on striking us until our blood releases tears

Abominations we are called and to your power we must yelled
Forced to marry the opposite S e x to prove that we are healed

why.....well because in your eyes we are less than human


Copyright © Vintage Sparrow | Year Posted 2015

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False Portrayal

That little girl in the picture was never me.
I was always this body
but you hid me.
under pink flounces and
was hidden by the universe’s cruel joke
puberty.
I was always this brain
locked with a red satin bow. To keep the world from knowing
I’m not your baby to cuddle and hold, keeping safe from the world. I’m not the one to be protected from the mean girls. 
I don’t need to learn. To tease, the boys on the playground.
I am who the world is scared of, saying that in my creation someone made a mistake. 
I am NOT a mistake.
Protect me from the men who hurt me because, I cut my hair. Tearing the ribbons which adorned it
and wrapping them ‘round my breasts.
Let me chase the girls
better yet let the girls say NO, I don’t want to be chased. And allow me be the type of boy who can respect that. Allow me to be any type of boy I want. 
Respect me. Don’t just allow me.
Take a new picture of me, one that isn’t a lie. 
Look at this picture, the only one which tells the truth
Put my now smiling face on your
Nightstand. 


Copyright © Nicholas Goldstein | Year Posted 2016

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The Cook and His Dish

Pity her as she cried 
On the floor, ragged, she lied
She's covered with odd bruises
And hell things on mind cruises

She was there left alone
Mourning for help at home.
Hungry and parched she was,
Hoping someone would pass

“Click! Click!”, the door knob sounds
At last someone’s around.
Who’s there? Who could that be?
At last! She will be free!

But it widened her eyes
Scared and again she cried
‘Twas a man who appeared
Went to her and she feared.

He touched her hair and said
“Hush! Hush! Just go to bed
Stay quite, don’t be a heck!”
And kissed her on the neck.

Poor girl, she just abide
To the man whom she feared
“Why is he doing this?
I’m his daughter, why’s this?”

In the bedroom they were;
Father started kissing her.
Poor lil girl can’t defy
If she speak up, she’ll die.

“Oh my Lord, please help me,
I can’t take it, save me.”
Said her mind as tears flowed
Grieving in pain; she moaned.

Then suddenly she smiled
From what she heard outside.
A sudden hope in her eyes gleamed
From something she perceived.


She heard her mother’s voice
"I'll be saved" she rejoiced
“A miracle for me
Lord replied to my plea.”

And the door opened
Mother saw what happened
Shocked and startled she was
Then screamed for help, at last!

Mother bellowed and slapped him
Outraged and said to him
“She is your daughter!
Why did you rape her?”

Then neighbors came
Naked -- poor girl was ashamed
Dazed and shaken they were
Staring at poor girl and her father.

Then two cops came along
Grabbed the father for his wrong
He panicked and dreaded
Denied all he acted

Livid and offended 
Lil girl stood and stated
“Oh yes, that man raped me,
Not just once but many times.” 

Then her father uttered
“My dish is my daughter.
I’m the one who made her,
So I should also taste her.”

Wretched from what she heard
She spoke not a single word
Woeful and quite, she sniveled
Suddenly collapsed and fell

At last poor girl’s now free
From nightmare and agony
Yes she has a father
But she’s his dish not his daughter.


Copyright © Flora Mae Gudez | Year Posted 2013

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Estas ahi

Estas ahi??
Me pregunto que hay detras de mi reflejo obscuro en el monitor,
Estas ahi? –me pregunto sin cesar. 
añoro el sonido de tus mensajes, 
La fuerza de tus palabras
Que dia a dia estremesen mi ser
Alentando me a suguir aqui. 
Esta ahi?- pregunto nuevamente. 
Como es possible que sin saber quien sos
Invadas mis pensamientos? 
Asaltes mis Sueños??
Y alegres mi corazon???
Se que detras de mi reflejo hay alguien, 
Si eres tu, no lo se. 
Estas ahi???


Copyright © Rahima Espat | Year Posted 2015

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TODAY S WOMAN

TODAY’S WOMAN A column can scaffold a back that is enervated. We as women will burden ourselves with hate. That is we will take on another’s disintegration. All in that business is a mess. It becomes our plight to fix. We sing our songs while we take on the world. We continue to overwhelm ourselves. When we know anything, we have achieved success. This is a formidable woman’s roadmap. The lines she follows gets her there. Intense in thought and with mind involved she forms the strategy. Her purpose is to inform the world. Her future is, therefore, passed on to next baby girl. Imminence is still yet to come. Unless the world is in a formation discover, we are backward spiraling. The diffident disguises our lack of unity. How obtrusive we are. A conspiracy is inferred. Reticent is unreserved. We are a political powerhouse that must be robust. We as women are the conditions of our home front. We must disallow polluted waters from the wounds that bleed. We must not be garrulous in our activism. Cagey old women we will become. When there is a reason, we must step-to-the-cause. Insofar as our souls and spirit are intertwined, As we segment, we can inspire all women to intermingle for support of universal health where women help each other to move forward. For those aforementioned, our draught has been self-possessed. We are women of potential acclimatization to invigorate, innovate, and to inform. We are tomorrow and the future forthcoming. ____________________________________________________________________| Penned June 07, 2015!


Copyright © Verlena S. Walker | Year Posted 2015

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WOMEN

I miss women,

the magnitude with which they brim, 

overindulging babybirds with crudités 
and warm hors d’oevres, 
tipping all girl evenings with a ferocious focus,
the champagne that pours from rouged lips, 
familiar effervescence.   

I miss their physicality 

Sister Polyhymnia squeezing a quivering hand, 
true poetry, the shoulder offered 
without question or hesitation,
another brushing my hair, motherly strokes, 
unhurried hugs that almost smother.

I miss their emotionality 

the ten thousand words conveyed I
n a single wince, guest room ready, sagaciously  
a hiss
a prayer

and those railroad switch 
conversations, laughter traveling
on tears that comfortably fall,
talk, small and other

I miss them entirely

and I, a woman without women 
in close vicinity, miss
who I am
who I think I am
who I may become

when I am amongst them. 




*For Bet. Sisterhood, a gift that I cherish.

xoxo



Copyright © Cyndi MacMillan | Year Posted 2013

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A DRAG QUEEN

A distinguish old gent picked up tricks.
      On Halloween, he went for a treat.
Laughing outlandishly
      He staggered up the street.
Hips swaying g-stringed a drag queen!
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Penned on May 05, 2014.



Copyright © Verlena S. Walker | Year Posted 2014