poMotion poetry

Open Letter to the Perp

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pssssssssssssssssssssst
we know who you are
we carry the sight  of you
out of the corners of
eyes that no longer
stay still or sleep
we carry  the putrid scent of you
between the thighs
you desecrated
in memories
we pulled it from the hearts of
our mothers
who used  their own bodies
to shield our souls
from the
sight of your wreckage
we carry the knowledge
of your attempt
to sacrifice the sacred
and to profane the mother
herself
make no mistake
we still own the skin
we live in
you didnt win
we still stand
but we dont
stand alone
our own
stand with us
because
we have dropped this information
like a bomb
deep
into the hearts and souls
of our fathers
of our brothers
and we slammed it home
between the hips of
our lovers
(what did you think we were bereft of options)
pssssssssssssssssst
now THEY know
who YOU are
and wait
hungrily for your return
deep into the heart of the concrete jungle
they will sing our songs
they will celebrate us home
they will reclaim what you desecrated
and they will
bring you
what you
brought us
and  then
we will
celebrate
our own
warriors
home

Julie McCurdy

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Written by lickmypoetry

November 11, 2010 at 12:28 am

3 Responses

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  1. I love this – strong and righteous, these words shout, absolved of guilt or remorse from the sin they put us in when defiled by him – I feel the soul, tempered by courage of others holding up, supporting when victims can’t stand on their own strength anymore – like swords these words of pride cut the opressor open… these words of women

    brokenpenwriter

    November 13, 2010 at 2:36 pm

  2. “we pulled it from the hearts of
    our mothers
    who used their own bodies
    to shield our souls
    from the
    sight of your wreckage”
    Wow.
    This is so impressive, expresssive.

    Evelyn

    January 13, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    • thank you i so appreciate your kind words-

      julie

      March 5, 2011 at 11:53 am


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