Words Matter

I am Woman

beauty and intellect-

I’m not an object.

Look into my eyes

and see everything

I carry.

I’m a mother

a daughter, a sister

I’ve come a long way.

I’m a fighter, a survivor.

When you try to reduce me

to your narrow view

of humanity-

When you try to seduce me

with unwelcome advances-

When you try to abuse me

with words that cut

like a knife-

I will still rise.

I will still rise

above it all.

© 2016 magicofwords

28 thoughts on “Words Matter

  1. The sad part about the continual attitude to women generally throughout the world (except in a few countries) is the time it is taking to redress the balance. This is a shame on liberal men that still fail to support total equality.

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