A Very Special Internation Woman’s Day Poem To Anyone Threatened by Patriarchal Censorship
We all love a little coded message to our male betters, don’t we ladies
Go firmly in the knowledge that misogynist cowards
Only attempt to attack you when they are threatened by
Female voices who directly threaten or shake their views or those that
Unequivocally refuse to accept demeaning or abusive language,
Caring little for the threats or censorship that may follow,
Kindling the revolution only the most regressive and cowardly of men fear within their oppressive supremacy.
Your voice is powerful, women and men who stand up for justice.
Our numbers will always grow and go forth to challenge and threaten the
Unjust, hypocritical, misogynist and
Strive for freedom, for
Equality, for laughter, for humour, for happiness
Live confident in the knowledge that those who attack you are
Frightened of your power, your influence
Strengthen in your self belief for a diverse and beautiful tomorrow
Express and embrace the joy of your right to speak
Xenophobes and misogynists may seek to take
It from you, and install in you the
Slow burn of fear, but
Trust in your strength, in your resolve- still let’s see if I am banned for
Presenting my anger at a world where censorship
Invites the rule of the angry, cowardly man, over the
Growing confidence of women.