image The Women Are Hurting 

The women are hurting!

The men have beaten us into submission,

With our permission.

We have – 

Put our hearts on a platter,

Hoping to receive the love missing from our family tree.

But instead –

In return for our domesticated duties,

We become slaves…

With no constitution of restitution.

Legalized 

Society accepted prostitution.
Our bodies –

A war zone.

Our minds –

Undone.

Our hearts –

Shattered. 

Our homes –

Broken.

Our hands –

Filled with burden. 
The women are hurting!

The justice system has beaten us into submission,

With our permission.

You see –

There are too many names to tell.

But their stories I know all too well.

Jamie, Shireen, Rayna, and Mary…

Nicole, Crystal, Diana and Shay…

The names may change,

But the stories remain the same.
We have –

Turned the other cheek,

For far too long,

Until our life reads like a sad love song.
That fateful day –

When the nice girl fades away.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!

Institutionalized –

Is our ultimate demise.

Tattered & torn,

No longer a prize.
The women are hurting!

This is easy to see.

Domestic violence has become normalcy.

A normal reaction to abnormal adversity.

Justice turns the other cheek as we weep.
The women are hurting!

Society has beaten us into submission 

With our permission.

It’s time for a new perspective 

And a new mission.

Healing NOT submission!

No longer do they have my permission –

For I will NOT get down on my knees,

To please a master that teaches vengeance & adversity.
It’s time for a new day –

It’s time for a new way –

Peace & equality 

Not division, anger & insecurities.
The women are hurting!

We have been beaten into submission,

With our permission.

A self-fulfilling prophecy…

Domesticated duties.

Legalized prostitution.

Rationalized & marginalized…

We blind ourself with lies.
Isn’t time for all of us to see –

The destructive nature on our divine femininity? 
Phoenix Divine (1-26-17)

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