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I rise & shine!

I think I am
You slap me, thrash me
And kick me
And push me to the wall.
But see, how
Still, I bounce back
And excel
With your every blow
Blow after blow
I look you eye in eye,

I think I am
See, how
I don’t break
With aggression and exasperation
And pain and frustration

I think I am
See, how,
I rise and shine.

See, how
I crush your very resolve of silencing me.
See, how I succeed to defeat you
As I raise my voice
Of course I cry, pleading what is this living hell!
But I just don’t scream and yell.
I also raise my voice by wielding my pen.
That gives me strength, courage, resilience
And I think
That’s me.
A woman.


Sharontina's picture


Your pen speaks loud dear. Wishes to you to add more power to your pen. Keep sharing. I am waiting to read more.

Love and Peace

Merlin Sharontina

fozia yasin's picture

Domestic Violence

Dear Sharontina,

Thanks your kind words. So many women, even well educated and doing great professionally are suffering silently with domestic violence. Where the tormentor lives right with them, under the same roof, and shares everything thing, even her life. This one is for them.


loretta's picture


It is a very poignant poem. How I wish all women who are abused could get to this point of defiance and stand up on their own two feet.

But soon.

Keep wielding your pen.


A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others throw at her. Author Unkown.

fozia yasin's picture

hope and pray

dear loretta,
i too hope and pray that women stand up and speak... but trust me but, it's not an easy thing to do.

so, if you have a story of defiance, let's share it and get inspired and inspire others.


bhavna's picture

strength speaks!

I crush your very resolve of silencing me.... hmm beautifully said. Keep sharing more

best wishes

fozia yasin's picture


dear bhanva
will keep sharing, thanks for you comment


fozia yasin's picture


Dear Bhavna,

Thanks for the kind words.


jampa's picture


Thanks for this powerful poem. You are indeed a light that has power to shine the world of us.
Keep it up Fozia,
Liked reading it very much,

Lots of blessings,

fozia yasin's picture


My dear Jampa, thanks a lot...
together we will make is brighter world.


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