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Intransigence - The UnBroken

Intransigence - The UnBroken

The Sun would never
bow down to the Earth.
Nor would the Earth
bow down to the Moon.
Then why do you think
that you can break
my will and I will bend
my knees to you... Little Flea?

You blame me for the
loss of your manhood…
What manhood?
You were never a real man...
just a heartless drone
who couldn't love anyone.

You've tried to crush 
the warrior spirit in me,
to make me cower
beneath your ugly glare.
Because you thought
you could take away 
divinity from me...Little Flea?

But you cannot douse my fire
in the depths of dark oceans;
bury my torrid passion
in the density of desert sand;
nor shovel my self-esteem
into your bloody mire.

For I’m still goddess-strong;
and I...I bow to no one. 

 
***This poem is dedicated to all my sisters around the world, who have faced abuse in any of its various despicable forms, but have lived a life of intransigence - fighting back, surviving, and rising up even stronger.

07-20-2019

Contest:	Intransigence Poetry Contest
Sponsor:	John Hamilton
Placement: 2nd 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 11/20/2019 9:16:00 AM
Finding courage and pride in your writing. God bless and forever, be strong and true to yourself.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 11/20/2019 9:52:00 AM
DM, thank you kindly for your wonderful words and have a great day! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 9/20/2019 10:17:00 AM
Yes I enjoyed that day and expect to enjoy this one as well. Blessings to you.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 9/21/2019 9:38:00 PM
Many thanks, dear Rick!
Date: 9/10/2019 4:08:00 PM
Hi Pandita, A strong, powerful write. No one should ever be able to Lord over another. Stand tall, stand proud and be you, never what someone else wants you to be. An excellent write Pandita. Congratulations on a well deserved win in the contest. Have a wonderful Tuesday. Love and Hugs....Mike. XX
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 9/16/2019 12:50:00 PM
Dear Mike, I am so appreciative of your wonderful response and compliments! Thank you ever so much, my friend! Love and hugs. Pandita
Date: 9/3/2019 8:56:00 AM
Great imagery. Bending down to no one is really a great theme. A great metaphor of flea is nicely developed. Even the message is loud and clear. The ending repetition worked and reminded me of Robert Frost. Great poem. Do visit my page too.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 9/16/2019 12:45:00 PM
My dear Sanket, thank you for your great comments and lovely compliments! Best regards. Pandita
Date: 8/25/2019 6:23:00 PM
In our patriarchal society you have held up a beacon of light to guide the feminine heart Pandita. This is masterful and a beautifully strong declaration of equality of the sexes. Bravo! xxoo
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 9/16/2019 12:48:00 PM
Thank you my dear Connie for your powerful response - unfortunately, in too many places around the globe those beliefs still perpetuate and women continue to be regarded as inferior beings! Best regards. Pandita
Date: 8/8/2019 9:46:00 AM
I enjoyed this empowered piece. Go forward warrior. The man who does not fear a woman’s divinity will discover the reservoir of his own inner strength. The one who wishes to control has no self control.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 8/8/2019 10:00:00 AM
What a wonderful response to this piece! Thank you so much, my friend! Hope you are enjoying your day! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 7/23/2019 6:48:00 PM
Well, better a flea than a cockroach I always say... Nice poetic punch in the paunch Pandita
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 7/23/2019 7:48:00 PM
Hahahaha - Son of Spock, that's a good point (lol)! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments! Best regards. Pandita
Date: 7/22/2019 4:52:00 PM
Powerful write Pandita, thanks for this excellent entry, and congrats on a fine win!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 7/22/2019 9:07:00 PM
John, I am delighted and honored that you selected this piece to be included in your list of winners! Thank you very much! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 7/22/2019 8:15:00 AM
Bravo, wise words; empowering imagery. Beautifully done.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 7/22/2019 8:31:00 AM
MLK, thank you so very much for your lovely complimentary words that I so appreciate! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 7/21/2019 10:29:00 PM
Powerful words my friend...long time no hear...how are you Pandita?...you have a new look...very becoming...sending poetic love...^WW^ :o)
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 7/21/2019 11:37:00 PM
My friend, I so appreciate your compliments for my work and for my new look (my natural silvery hair) - thank you so much! Life has been a little topsy-turvy but I'm OK. I recently completed a rigorous academic program so now I'm trying to get back into the swing of things here. Hugs and love. Pandita
Date: 7/21/2019 5:54:00 AM
Love those opening lines. You are so right a real man will love you. Nicely done!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 7/21/2019 10:29:00 AM
My dear Kim, thank you for your great comments and lovely compliments! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 7/21/2019 2:23:00 AM
Well written Pandita, there are some cultures and religions who think they can dominate and crush women, cowards that they are, their beliefs belong in medieval times. Tom
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 7/21/2019 10:23:00 AM
Thank you my friend for your powerful response - unfortunately, those beliefs still perpetuate today and women are treated as inferior beings all over the globe! Best regards. Pandita
Date: 7/20/2019 11:54:00 PM
Why someone would want to dominate another person is still a mystery to me?Well put. Have a great day.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 7/21/2019 7:31:00 AM
Hi David, thank you for stopping by and leaving me your comments and lovely compliment! Best regards. Pandita