Let her fly
Women are not numbers
we are not only 5, 15, or 50 years old
We are not one mother of three
one daughter of two poor parents
we are not two legs, two breasts, one vagina
we are not one half of a man
we are not one side of a ratio
we are not five rapes in one day in one country
A girl child is a grace
Such a beautiful, fortunate and a special gift from god!
She personifies mother nature,
She is truly a wonder, oh lord!
Let her fly;
High into the sky.
Let her spread her wings,
And hum the songs which she loves to sing.
And let her groove whatever she dances
it's her passion
Let her see the world wide and clear;
Let her demolish all her fear.
Let her be the light that surrounds the world,
And have that royal air that melts people away with the wave of her curl.
Let her be one of a kind;
Let her be the girl that shines.
She will be the star of everyone's eye;
For that let her over come her cover of shy.
Finally let her go;
And never let her touch that ground low.
She loves, she cares,
She nurtures and she dares!
She is pure, she is a pleasure,
when you write about women and rape
write about the fear that cannot be quantified
write about the pain that cannot be measured
write about the salty tears, and pools of blood, that nobody counts
write about the pitch of each scream, and write about the desperation in each plea
write about the clawing hands, the thrashing legs, write about the will to live leave a woman's eyes
write about the kind of monstrosity it must take to defeat a warm, beating heart
write about these things so that women cannot be reduced to numbers
so that when one looks at a woman and thinks about touching her
she doesn't seem like hard, cold facts
she doesn't seem like something you can alter, edit, subtract, divide, as per your will
when you write about rape, write about the woman like you would write about yourself
so that you remember that while numbers can be manipulated
Respect her compromises, sacrifices and acknowledge her worth.
She is the pillar of her family' strength, she is the one who spreads mirth!
Open your eyes people to celebrate and rejoice her birth!
She is the girl child! She is god's angel on Earth!
I am a woman and there are many of our breed,
some like to be out partying but some like to stay in and read,
Some break into arguments others like to leave words unsaid