Spoken Word : Platinum Coated- Poem on Female Genital Mutilation

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  1. illustrious da poet

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    Mama took me for a walk today

    Who would have thought, our malicious ancestors nature would have ripped my childhood away

    To my left, the village women were dancing and prancing

    To my right, Daddy’s was on top of the hill glancing, and chanting

    The walk felt at ease at first

    Suddenly, that joyful feeling ceased down to the worst

    as we Slowly approached the village circumcist

    Better known as the despicable vagina botanist

    Wicked old lady is what I called her, with wrinkles deeper than my ancestor’s family tree

    Eyes deeply pierced, cataracts indulged, ‘’mama how could you trust her with me?’’

    She hobbled, with her dirt stained index finger, leaned on her thirsty lips

    She said, ‘’Hush now, only a coward would cry’’ then quickly held a gripped hold of my fragile hips

    Grabbing her dingy Ethiopian dress out of the way, for comfort

    Stripping me waist down just left me with only my shirt

    Restraining me, as if I’m a fugitive on the run

    If I was made aware of this barbaric nature, I would have definitely run

    Slouching over on my arms and legs, applying pressure, spreading my knees further apart

    With each slice, as if she was painting with a box cutter in my gutter, with each it stabbed my heart

    I would never wish this pain on my worst enemy

    I would never forget that bloody board, with my remains, left out to dry like raw meat

    ‘’Mama, am I discriminated and punished from being born in the likeness of Gods image?’’

    ‘’Mama, why do I have to be tortured for the right of passage, and a cultural linkage?’’

    ‘’Mama, I am limited to Live, Love and be Free’’

    How many have read the verdict before me?

    Guess my cries wasn’t loud enough for God to hear

    Indulged in excruciating pain, don’t think even an exorcist can bear

    Now I am traumatized for life

    I am reminded physically and psychologically, knowing she endorsed my unforgiving stripes taking away my womanly rights

    Throwing parts of my soul into the Nile River

    Stealing parts of my God given gift, as if she was the ULTIMATE giver

    ‘’Mama you say, I am a woman now, but my existence has been torn away’’

    Sprinkling salt on my wounds, legs bound felt like I have died again and again, today



    For many centuries women has suffered due to old ancient traditions overflowing with ignorance and lack of education. Join me in bounding our voices to put a complete STOP, to Female Genital Mutilation. –Illustrious Da Poet Sept 2013




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    Thanks for returning, illustrious da poet, don't stay away so long, a sea deep drop deposited, thanks ...



     
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    Thanks for sharing:)
     
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    are things like this still going on?

    continue to shine your light on such ignorance (stupidity).

    the river floweth
     
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