Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Wordy Thursday with Wild Woman-“The Silence Breakers” – (posted by Sherry)
“There was a lot to be discouraged about in 2017, but one positive is the rise of the “Me, Too” movement, revealing how many women have experienced some form of sexual abuse, harassment or assault.
So this is your moment to howl, my friends. Write your poem about any aspect of women’s lives, our voices, our stories, our silencing, and/or our speaking out that you wish. Hear us roar!”
Here’s to an end of the scarlet wall of silence
erected by powerful legends, egos supreme
that now lies crumbled, trampled by pilots
that choked on abuse and swallowed their screams,
convinced their voices would never be heard.
Women’s rights was a dream largely ignored.
Now each one who comes forward empowers
others too timid to speak up before.
Let no one think they are immune to ethics–even those who live in towers.