The Performer

The Performer

Audre Lorde

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.


Friday, July 9, 2010

Womanly Women

Out in the dark
Onto the runway street
Where the heaven's whisper to the earths
The hand-picked fruits from trees smile
As if to humbly ask her to be put to lips

Life in the sunshine
Life as a gay woman
Torturous and double-edged
Too narrow to draw the lines
Yet within an accepting heart
An excited, self-inclined and energized soul
One of a human being, not a sinner's!

Sadness is immortal
Not a prank's theory of what really matters
Love in the mind of a fool
Who walks only too blindly and trips
On their two feet and never gets up again
Frustrated in their bid to experience
Low Vulva Experiences
Leave One's Variables Entertained!

Women in Love
Is chemistry, a procedure in the making!
The world around them claps
If not in agony
In the fact that, they found each other
After all!

And in death
The loss of activists of all time
Tears continue streaming in hearts
Robbed off the best in the human rights sector
The vocal instruments that preach the importance of universality of rights
Endless mourning
Of the fallen, well reputed, experienced, the missing heroes and heroines of our time
Especially now when we are in dire need!
But in peace they rest
From agony and homophobia and violence
While we're left to fight on!
Not alone….their spirits forever roam in our midst…here…

Our perceptions
Our stereotypes
Give birth to labels, to assumptions
To ignorance
Our responsibilities,
Brood insecurities, violence…
Our unity
Our vocal ability to exercise our duty to the community we serve
Sprout our responsibility, accountability
Morality and good nature
Bring good tidings, makes it worth the while

I stand, in peace
Wish us well, not splits
Encourage honesty, not empty talk
In this fight, in the struggle
For what is rightfully ours
Alluta continua!


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