HOW TO CARE FOR A WOMAN'S VOICE

Jensine Larsen
Posted January 22, 2018 from United States

This poem says it all.

"When a woman's voice becomes stadium-sized becomes the squealing breaks of an 18-wheeler becomes bomb blasts, chainsaws, and jackhammers going off simultaneously, shaking the walls because no one has been listening to her

take her hand, like worship as attentive as ensuring the delicate edges of molasses cookies do not burn as alertly as staying in your lane at high speed in heavy traffic, during a rainstorm, at night

receive her words like jeweled beads on silk and embroider them into your mind study and caress them brush away her tears of rage until you hear every meaning her words contain then recite them like a poem back to her sketch them onto bars of music until they make a melody, paint them into hieroglyphics upon your heart cup them like water from a stream and drink until your throat aches for more"

- Stephanie A Sellers, We'Moon

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jlanghus
Jan 24, 2018
Jan 24, 2018

The eloquence and insistence of this poem is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing, Jensine:-)

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 24, 2018
Jan 24, 2018

This poem wrings out my heart the tears held from stories heard, then fills it with joy that this poet Stephanie A Sellers understands and is walking the earth at the same time as us all.

JulieG
Jan 24, 2018
Jan 24, 2018

Love We'Moon!  Thanks for sharing.

Kristine Yakhama
Jan 25, 2018
Jan 25, 2018

The wonder in a woman

Ngwa Damaris
Dec 10, 2018
Dec 10, 2018

Yes !!!! We have been caged for too long and now that cage has exploded:) Thanks for everything