#EndPeriodShameTribute

Annastanzia Kimbio
Posted September 29, 2019 from Kenya

END PERIOD SHAME I bleed as not in pain or anguish Nature reminds me of the beautiful crimson within me The crimson flow bursts in it's fullness rich in colour Embracing the moment with joy, I am anxious Flows between my thighs, warm and thick I bleed a beautiful flow

Piercing glances shame me Disgust is the flow that defines me Fear and silence draw into the depth of a dark cloud Rejection draw the beauty in my flow My voice is silenced by my helper I bleed a beautiful flow

Anxiety unravel the shame within me Hiding away from my helpers just for a while The flow leaves traces of it's existence on Drenched in the cloths that covers me The ground I sit on tells the world my misery Only darkness will hide my shame I bleed a beautiful flow

I crawl away to my own dark place Dignity is nothing but a dream A cloth to drain my flow is all I desire My hope is on my helper, but no They withhold their helping hand I drown in silence Unable to speak yet I bleed a beautiful flow

I yearn to plead with my helper Just for a moment To lament my desire to hide my shame in a cloth They throw a dark cloud over me I am a disgrace I am silenced even by my own kind They too who have been pulled into a dark hole of silence Their hope is far gone with the wind My thoughts wander In misery and grief As one lost in an unknown world I bleed a beautiful flow

A voice from within calls out to me Remind me of the strength embedded in my kind A gentle whisper tells me to celebrate my flow I must rise And say the first words Although fear grips me I speak although silence is expected of me I must fight for my beautiful flow I bleed a beautiful flow

Just remember A man bleeds for death Bleeds for agony And bleeds for misery

But do you know why a woman bleeds A woman bleeds She bleeds for glee She bleeds for happiness And she bleeds to create a new life I bleed a beautiful flow

#ENDPERIODSHAME #endperiodshame

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Anita Shrestha
Sep 29
Sep 29

Dear Annastanzia
Thank you for sharing this wonderful writing about real truth and natural things.
We want other more too

Annastanzia Kimbio
Sep 29
Sep 29

Hi Anita
Thank you

Jill Langhus
Sep 30
Sep 30

Hello Annastanzia,

How are you doing, dear? Thanks for sharing your very powerful and empowering post about menstruation. Love it!

You may want to add this post to the "Menstruation Matters" story header/call? If so, this is the link:
https://www.worldpulse.com/raise-your-voice/menstruation-matters

Hope you're doing well, and having a great day!

Hello, Annastanzia,

This post is beautifully-written. It's poetic with vivid imagery. I love this most,

"A voice from within calls out to me
Remind me of the strength embedded in my kind
A gentle whisper tells me to celebrate my flow I must rise
And say the first words
Although fear grips me
I speak although silence is expected of me
I must fight for my beautiful flow
I bleed a beautiful flow".

Yes, indeed! Our flow is beautiful. So powerful. Thank you for sharing! Please keep on writing. :)

Annastanzia Kimbio
Oct 01
Oct 01

Dear Karen,
Actually I didn't write the poem, a friend did but it is very powerful.
Thank you

It is powerful. Thanks for sharing it with us.:)

Ifeyinwa Ezeagu
Oct 13
Oct 13

Hi Annastanzua,
I can't believe you made a beautiful poem out of #endperiodshame. Its beautiful, and you're creative!
Awesome job!

Sister Zeph
Oct 14
Oct 14

Thank you for sharing this important story and message my dear