Poem by Amirah Al Wassif

 

Women Rights

don’t try to introduce my skin to your skin
cause such introduction doesn’t let the light to get in
don’t try to prove me as your servant
while starting my talking about the equality between women and men!
don’t try to teach me the art of life now and then
cause my life is my life
I am not your plastic woman
I am a free and clever idea
traveling from south to north
I am a free and clever idea
seeking boldly for the truth
don’t try to name me by your names
unfortunately, I am not one of your games
I am the eternity tale of Eve
who spent her life, tries to think
tries to believe
and don’t wrong me
this is my essential battle to be!
so, don’t try to silence my voice
as a fake reason to get rid of the noise!
and don’t wrong me
this is my essential battle to be!
I am a woman with high ambition
a poetic soul looking for full expression
so, don’t try to introduce my skin to your skin
cause such introduction doesn’t let the light to get in
don’t try to prove me as your servant
while starting my talking about the equality between women and men!

 

Amirah Al Wassif is a freelance writer, poet, and novelist. Five of her books were written in Arabic and many of her English works have been published in A Gathering Of Tribes, Tuck Magazine, and various cultural magazines. she has 2 published books in English, a collection poetry, for those who dont know chocolate, and a children’s book, the cocoa boy and other stories.

Artist Sally Deskins is an artist and writer focusing on perspectives of women including her own. She’s been published internationally and exhibited nationally and has curated several exhibitions and books.

 

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