Silenced No More
Sleep is elusive, and I certainly know why,
My tears flow freely, as my soul they doth defy.
I toss and turn, able to see little else but your face,
My heart flooded with memories of your once warm and loving embrace.
Remember that time, when you'd unflinchingly hold my hand?
Now without your warmth, the world seems morbid and bland.
You were always doting, but then you turned abusive,
But if you think I'll take it lying down, you're clearly delusive.
Feel the rush, hear my heartbeat echo in my chest,
Do not panic, have no fear on your bedeviled quest.
You shall not have power over me, never again will I be yours;
I swear upon the recalcitrant waves that crash against the shores.
I'll fight and fight for what should rightfully be mine,
My torch for justice will have the brightest shine.
Run if you must, but know that you have no place to hide;
I have a name, and it's not man's mum, daughter, sister or bride.
I'll admit, society, you gave me a house enchantingly gilded,
Stupid me, I failed to see it was still a cage you weilded.
Did you hate me because I am a girl?
Were you afraid that I would conquer the world in a whirl?
So you shackled me, trapped within four walls,
Silently screaming: stop the obloquy, the catcalls.
My tears have dried now, my mouth no longer shut;
I'll spread my wings gracefully and kick your well-deserving butt.
Soumya | ©amberglow