Woman- Own Yourself and Your Story
It has been said that for women, sexuality, creativity, and feeling empowered are tightly linked. It’s as if, carrying the world between our loins, we are forever linked with creation through our sexual selves. Can a woman create separately from sexuality? Of course. For any woman to create, though, sexually or otherwise, demands that she be present. That she own herself- her thoughts, her emotions, her experiences, and her life. Only then will a woman being living the life that is hers to claim.
Woman- do not let others tell you to be silent. Woman- do not let others tell you about your own voice. Woman- do not let others own your life. You are the power and beauty of creation. Your life to be lived; your story to be told. Don’t let others tell you otherwise. Find voice, find vision and own yourself.
“Do I scare You?”
Do I frighten you?
Do you view me with my teeth bared?
And, let’s be honest, a smile is not what you imagine
upon my face.
Are you afraid of what I may say?
That I may tell my OWN story,
when you have given me written script
carved in stone?
I am not Moses and I refuse to carry your commandments;
however “true” you feel they be.
I am a walking Vagina Dentata to you,
I frickin’ whisper-
and still, it’s too much for you.
I am a woman-
libidinous, riding life,
the waves crashing between my legs
Where you suggest I clutch and close
I pull myself open,
The rawness of my own voice
and erotic screams rendering tears in Heaven.
Why you fear me becomes apparent.
The calls I make tell of passion to be taken
to the place where only orgasm resides
and I am ridden into the dust.
Dust to dust
Ashes to ashes
The world built from my loins
A woman who owns her passion-
What is left for you?
In union, I come into myself.