New Welsh Review

Women’s Rights

Poem by Amirah Al Wassif

PUBLISHED ON: 28/07/20

CATEGORY: Poetry

TAGS: Egypt, feminism, international, poetry

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Don’t try to introduce my skin to your skin
cause such introduction doesn’t let the light get in.
Don’t try to prove me as your servant
while getting me 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 get in.
Don’t try to prove me as your servant
while getting me talking about the equality between women and men!

 

 

Amirah Al Wassif’s poems have appeared in several print and online publications including South Florida Poetry, Birmingham Arts Journal, Hawaii Review, The Meniscus, The Chiron Review, The Hunger, Writers Resist and Right Now. Amirah also has a poetry collection, For Those Who Don’t Know Chocolate (Poetic Justice Books & Arts, 2019) and a children’s book, The Cocoa Boy and Other Stories, which was published in February 2020.