To the girl who lies awake Who cannot remember a time She wasn't crying She wasn't aching She wasn't struggling To breathe, to love, to live To the girl Who cannot see Through the broken glass Thick with the words of others Who has been called Nothing Worthless Annoying Or sensitive To the girl who has been told You are not strong You are not smart You are not capable To the girls who have been told To keep their mouths shut To obey To conform To stop fighting To the WOMEN Because we should stop Calling you girls We should stop limiting your potential Minimizing your pain Generalizing your struggles To the WOMEN With voices And opinions And emotions To the WOMEN Who fight day in and day out To the WOMEN Who have been told Your pain is less than another's Your story is not important Your testimony is not Enough To all of the women Who have seen and felt and wanted Who have loved and hated Who have been hurt Oppressed And smothered To the women who remember The very last day of their girlhood With painful clarity To the women who hear us And cannot speak To the women who have been waiting For this movement This is for the women who have watched us Screaming at the top of our lungs Fighting for this moment For change For a new world where our daughters May walk with their heads held high Where our sisters May march like warriors And KNOW That there is fire in their blood Where our mothers May watch us manipulate our destiny And carve out our dreams among the stars So the we may sit in thrones Alongside them Because we are mighty We are fierce And we are where we are today Because of the sacrifices they made The women before us Suffering Despairing And fighting We will not give up We will not give in This is to all of my sisters Women who feel the same calling Who feel the defiance Burning in their eyes In the faces of their oppressors This is to my sisters Who feel they do not have the voice Or the strength Or the will To keep fighting We will fight for you We will carry you We will be your voice We are no longer alone And fear no longer has a say here Time's up And the time is now We will rip the muzzles from our mouths And we will scream Until the streets run red With the truth we live Every Single Day We will not be silenced We will not be stopped We will ferociously And furiously And fearlessly Fight The bonds will break The earth will rattle beneath our feet And we will bring a change with us That will ripple through time So that our granddaughters may sing A song full of freedom This is to all of you A promise An invitation I will fight for you My voice will join the millions of others And I will stand Until my legs fail And my body crumbles And even then I will still cry out for you
Your eyes reminded me of oceans and broken promises you were just like the ocean you had promising days beautiful reflections but you were dark and scary. Because I couldn't swim but you took me anyway your voice drowning me in but I'm the ******* **** even though you took girl after girl Was I not good enough our constant arguments drowning me suffocating my innocence even the ocean couldn't wash away the sins that flooded out the lies you put in my head. I'm not the weak one because even though I couldn't swim I got up and fought your toxic wasteland you tried to win but I'm letting you know I learned how to swim *****.
Take me down to the river Wash these knots out of my stomach I need to run Free Clear my head I make myself hard I make myself sharp I'm ready to fight Until they slow down Almost to a stop Slowing down right by me & in this moment I realise I am not fearless Indestructible Fast. I am alone Past mightnight Prey To be hunted Devoured Disposed Not hard But soft And slow - I just wanted to run & now I'll get my chance. Should have worn a hoodie. 10% cotton 90% asking for it
She gets drunk on the brink of eternity and lies in wait to become the legend she doesn’t believe she has the ability to become.
But destiny is a fickle thing and it does not care that the only violent thing in her past was a rabid dog that wandered across her path one evening.
Her mother will faint at the sight of her daughters soon to be bloodied knuckles but her father will cheer. They both knew they had raised a fighter, her mother just wished she didn't have to hurt herself doing it.
She gets high at the edge of the abyss and as she looks into it she falls inside. As she topples, head over heels to make a history of the likes that is unprecedented. A history she had no idea she was capable of making.
I would rather be strong I would rather be able I would rather be admired for my spirit and convictions than on how prettily I smile. I can take a door off its hinges in under 2 minutes. And I can do it heels and dress. I'd rather know how to change a tire Than how to call for help.
I would rather be gutsy I would rather live without fear. I would rather lead the march Then bring up the rear. I can dive off a cliff from 80 feet up And never balk as I lift off the edge. I know that kindness and encouragement can bring success Faster than belittling and disdain.
I would rather be smart I would rather be confident I would rather hold passionate discussions Than make petty small talk. Engage me with ideas of philosophy and literature. Tell me about space and democracy. Don't ask me about the weather.
I would rather be gallant I would rather be good. I would rather chance getting hurt Than close up my heart "as I should" I'm kind to all people I love, trust, and have faith. I'd rather feel love than put distrust in its place.