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Heal The Women

*audio track: https://soundcloud.com/ynanna-djehuty/heal-the-womyn

Heal the women.
Give us space to spill out the blood that the world has made us hold
All the floodgates of repression and pain that the female body must endure
Free us from these shackles of patriarchal hate.

Heal the women; the planet needs us to be well.
There are Venuses walking the earth who have forgotten they are holy;
Not even temples are sparred.
We are ransacked, wrecked, plundered and damaged.
What do men hold as hold when an unspeakable amount of women are made empty sanctuaries?

Let us come forth
The bodies made battlefields by the raging wars in our collective consciousness
Let us speak

Heal the women
Pick us up, gather our pieces and study how we broke
So that we may vow, “Never again. Never the fuck again will we
Break our women this way.”
We’ve suffered countless nights living on the prayer of our ancestors
Knowing this charge was much bigger than us

I can still hear the earth tell me when I touch her with my palms,
“Remember I told you there would be days like this."

We feel death the way no one else does
We have wombs ripped open
Wounded fatally
Sacred spaces that kept us safe for 10 moons
Violently torn, raped viciously by those wishing to see us powerless

There is a deafening silence in our sorrow;
The sun does not even touch us.
Our darkness seemingly too hopeless to illuminate.

For the hopeful
Survivors made warriors
Smooth strong sturdy backbones of fighters
We will heal despite all the sickness wanting to murder us
You cannot cut all the flowers and think they will not bloom again.

Our cry is guttural
Visceral sound vibrating from the oceans in our bodies
We are quiet but never silenced
Our cry is rising like tidal wave
We will be heard
One by one
Heal the women.

Comments

delphine criscenzo's picture

I got goose bumps!

Wow LatiNegra,
This is powerful! And this is a spoken poem, for sure!
THANK YOU

Delphine Criscenzo
Online Training Coordinator
World Pulse
www.worldpulse.com

LatiNegra's picture

Thank you so very much!!!

Thank you so very much!!!

Ynanna Djehuty
Certified Birth Doula and Writer
Email: ynanna@thesewatersrundeep.com
Website: thesewatersrundeep.com

Rachael Maddock-Hughes's picture

Powerful. Thank you for

Powerful. Thank you for sharing--I'm without further words!

Rachael

"In every human heart there are a few passions that last a lifetime. They're with us from the moment we're born, and nothing can dilute their intensity." Rob Brezny

LatiNegra's picture

thank you rachael!

thank you rachael!

Ynanna Djehuty
Certified Birth Doula and Writer
Email: ynanna@thesewatersrundeep.com
Website: thesewatersrundeep.com

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