The Power of the Pen

Asherah
Posted June 6, 2019 from United States
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Contained within the pen

Is the future and the past

The words declared

Imagined in ink

Ascribed to society

 

There is a power

Within the pen

One’s thoughts

Transformed into words

 

Define the sexes

Define the races

Define us.

 

For centuries

Men controlled the pen

Prescribed our roles

Restricted our bodies

Restrained our minds.

 

Understanding this

We now know,

She who controls the pen

Controls the power.

What will you write?

 

Two videos caught my attention today.  The first was a video from HONY in which a mystic discusses the “control of the pen”, and second was a clip of Pat Robertson discussing the need to dismiss Saudi murder concerns because we’ve got a 190 billion dollar military arms deal with them.  It was another realization that this “pro-life” religious leader actually cares less about lives and more about money.  It’s time we give everyone a pen—let us define our own lives, roles, bodies in the ink of identity. https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork/videos/2052973148110108/ https://crooksandliars.com/2018/10/pat-robertson-shrugs-saudi-murder-cites

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Jill Langhus
Jun 06
Jun 06

Hi Asherah,

Thanks for sharing your powerful poem and post! I agree that it's time everyone should define their own lives. I kept thinking of the song, "Unwritten." Do you like that song?

Hope you're having a great day!

Asherah
Jun 06
Jun 06

Yes! I love that song! Thanks for your kind words. Here's to filling many of your blank pages with happiness, joy, and a love-filled life!

Jill Langhus
Jun 07
Jun 07

Cool:-) You're welcome!

Thanks for the awesome well wishes. Right back at you, dear:-)

Happy Friday, and weekend to you!

Lisbeth
Jun 06
Jun 06

How are you? I really hope you are doing very very. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us concerning how effective it can be to share views, opinions etc. Have a great day.

Asherah
Jun 06
Jun 06

Hi Lisbeth. I am doing great, thank you for asking! Here's to finding our voices and sharing our stories! Hope you have a wonderful day too.

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 06
Jun 06

Hi Asherah,
I so agree "There is a power Within the pen One’s thoughts Transformed into words". So true too that men have controlled whose words get seen. We are changing that. Welcome to World Pulse!

Asherah
Jun 06
Jun 06

Hi Tamarack, Thank you! I'm excited to be here. I've been researching and reading history the past ten years and it is quite fascinating to learn about how much of our lives have been defined by men. I'm so grateful to have a place to share my voice and stories and to hear others as well!

Hello, Asherah,

Bravo on another powerful poem! I love the rhythm while reading it. How creative you are for not wasting a single word, and for doing it so artistically. Interesting that you ended with a question, " What will you write?" and how you mention Pat Robinson on your conclusion.

I am currently writing a book about my experience on spiritual abuse. Thanks for sharing this! Hope you have a great day!

Asherah
Jun 06
Jun 06

Hi Karen, Thanks! I've been writing political poetry for over two years now on various topics ranging from responsible gun regulations, reproductive autonomy, immigration, war, religion, and environmental issues. I LOVE reading non-fiction and history books and find myself inspired by phrases and concepts. I think we can learn so much from our past political mistakes, if we are willing to reflect. I post many of my poems on Pinterest. Good luck on your book--I would love to read it when you are done! I'm so sorry for your suffering. I hope you find peace and healing in your writing/voice!

You're welcome, Asherah. That's great to know. Maybe you can also publish your collection of poems. You write well. They're good for reflection. Thank you for your empathy and encouragement. Hope you have a great day!

esther atosha
Jun 07
Jun 07

Thank you for sharing this beautifull poem ,
I Hope you're having a good day

Jacqueline Namutaawe

Hello Asherah, welcome to World Pulse enjoy inspiring and powerful stories from sisters across the globe. And thanks for sharing the poem on the power of the pen. Indeed it is because of the power of the pen that we are making strides.