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I am half your world

I am a Goddess
A bearer of your continuity
An embodiment of sacrifice
A symbol of love and compassion

I am a mother
A mirror of your emotions
An answer to your worries
An umbilical cord of your needs

I am a wife
A torchbearer of your love
A pinch of spice in your life
A house keeper of your heart

I am a friend
A keeper of your secrets
A shoulder for your cries
A cool breeze in your life

I am a sister
A receiving end of your pranks
A quarrelsome and doting pal
A buddy who annoys yet cares.

I am a daughter
A bundle of your joy
A twinkle of your eyes
A reason for your smiles

I am a daughter, a sister and a friend

Yet you:
Strangulate me in the womb
Mourn me on my birth
Discriminate in my upbringing
Exclude me from the inheritance
Treat me like an object

I am a wife, a mother and a Goddess:

Yet you ,
Burn my face and my dreams
Clip my wings and my freedom
Rape me and my ambitions
Kill me and my aspirations.

And yet, so I remain
Half of your world.

No, not the better half,
I am the ailing half,
The crying half
The other half.


March 8, 2011



Rachel Symons's picture

Beautiful. Empowering. You

Beautiful. Empowering. You put into words everything women are feeling. That is true art.
Thank you,

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