It is exhausting and I am tired of fighting
The war against absurdity in the making
I am fighting, I am fighting!
Issues concerning women displayed on TVs
As a second choice, we are gawked and guffed at
Too many words and insults at that!
My voice relinquished and suppressed
Inability to tell the world, I am oppressed
That as a girl child and a woman
I have the right as that of a man
But man of authority tells me,
‘You are nothing’ and the abuse mutual
Why do you harness so much power, dear man?
When you are not my God?
I seek revenge in my forlorn hope
At those who wish to accept
Feminism, an hypothetical reality
And find solace in gender equality
Instead of being shoved like a whore about
And tagged weak and interminably submissive
I am fighting, I am fighting
Till my last breath reels near
I have been devalued and dehumanized
Segregated and rejected because of Jeffrey Dahmer
For it is expedient I demonize equality
From this patriarchal society I bask in
Rather to let it fly high like the bird in the sky
Disgust, hate and reproach hunts me
Hence, I would spill every chaff of truth
And smash inequality, seal a truce rather than stay mute!
This poem was written by Lamina Ifeoluwa (Lamzy). He is a very good and interesting poet.
You can also read his blog www.pecancrew01.blogspot.com.ng and read some of his interesting poems