Patriarchy I will sue you.

Rakhshinda Shakir
Posted January 25, 2018


The delicate, the dependant!

But assuredly self sufficient


The having no say one

But the tone you wear

Hell yeah

And No ways!!

Why this and not that?

Is rare!

Make it louder.

Don’t !

And you can’t

Beat me

Nor can get me

Bowed, O dear life!

I will and I should

Till I can


Every unfair and unfairness.

For, Surrender,

Is a term

Very foreign to me

And if you think

You can easily beat

An alone girl to

Misery and defeat,

You are mistaken dear patriarchy.

Not the delicate the dependent

I am assuredly

The self-sufficient.

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Jill Langhus
Jan 25, 2018
Jan 25, 2018

You're too funny, Braveheart:-) Indeed. You certainly aren't dependent or delicate:-)

Jan 25, 2018
Jan 25, 2018

Together we can crush patriarchy. Yes.

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 26, 2018
Jan 26, 2018

I love your fierceness. I hold the image of you standing so strong, calling out the whole messy, dirty patriarchy, your musical voice ringing out across great distance visibly shrinking its power. Bravo sister, standing loudly by your side.

Sophia Atadana
Jan 29, 2018
Jan 29, 2018

Yes, we need to really be bold and courageous to fight patriarchy

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Feb 06, 2018
Feb 06, 2018

Your poetry against patriarchy is powerful.