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Girl Rising

For brave girls there is no sanctuary,
stormy waters spur us like waves,
echoes of silence decks our diary;
got guts, we have no path in graves. 

We are the womb of tomorrow,
the tomb of treats and terror;
sailing against the tides of sorrow,
not to be eroded by tidal errors.

Pain is part of the party, we dance
still when the music goes mad;
oppression makes strong our stance,
better we get when things go bad.

Rope the rapist... tame the terrorists,
vengeance to us is not a choice,
save our soul from stormy sadists,
hear budding roses ring in one voice.

We charm and change the world
with our beauty, brain and brawn;
don't rule and ruin our world,
let each dusk birth new dawn.

Our fruits are stolen and boles broken
parasites sap nectar before dawn;
but deep within we stand, unshaken,
golden grapes litters the lawn.

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  1. Date: 6/18/2014 11:28:00 PM
    Adeleke,, Congratulations:)~ Enjoyed, reading every awesome poem on Richard's L, Gender Bender winning list. ... XoX.... LINDA

  1. Date: 6/18/2014 8:24:00 PM
    I love the line pain is part of the party, we dance still when the music goes mad...great imagery...hugs Tim

  1. Date: 6/18/2014 5:57:00 PM
    I like that "let each dusk birth new dawn' brings hope that even after the terror there is a new life, refreshed to come forth, a new opporitunity to grow :) well done in the contest :)

  1. Date: 6/18/2014 12:56:00 PM
    Adeleke, Congratulations on your sweet win, awesome Gender Bender win...SKAT

  1. Date: 6/18/2014 10:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win in the contest Gender Bender,

  1. Date: 6/18/2014 9:30:00 AM
    This one resonates with me, congrats on your win in my contest. It looks like you have two wins from my contests now with the same poem. If you have a chance read my "Girl Rising" and "Boy Sitting" I think you will appreciate them.

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 8:04:00 PM
    The title drew me in, and I was not disappointed. This piece portrays such courage and strength. Perfect.

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 6:59:00 PM
    Wow verse 4 and 6 are dynamite!!! You go Ade! [PS they have great meter!] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 7:43:00 AM
    Thank you for writing of this tradegy...congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:51:00 AM
    :-) Congratulations!!! ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:03:00 AM
    Adeleke, ... Congratulations in Richard's "Girl Rising." contest.... always *LINDA

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:06:00 AM
    Moved me! Thanks for entering.