no hush zone.

by Britt   May 8, 2017


They think I can't hear the whispers
trying to silence me,
but little do they know even if they shouted
I will not stand down -
my heart and my ego are strong enough
to take another hit.

I'm a woman that curls her toes
as much as her hair
and makes no apologies for it -
I have grace in spaces
you know nothing about,
messes in dark corners -
but I show up. Every day.

... and what a shame that you think my lips
should be painted with shackles rather than success -
because who wants a woman to be confident?

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  • 1 month ago

    by Em

    Bravo, bravo, bravo!!!!

  • 1 month ago

    by mossgirl19

    Messes in dark corners, but I show up every day. These lines said it all. Yeah I agree with you show up! Superb write!

  • 2 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Now this needs to be posted in every site and every magazine!
    Let them know that there are women who are bold enough to stand
    up for themselves as well as against those who try to shackle them with
    silence. Another write to show your inner strength emerging!!
    Congrats on the Win!!!

  • 2 months ago

    by ether

    BOOM.

    I love this. It's a bit of a slap in the face to those who wish to bring women down (at the end, hence the "boom"). This is fabulous and reflects everything I personally stand for as well, we should make no apologies for not fitting in to the shapes society/the media/whoever is trying to squeeze us through. You penned this so perfectly with great flow and beautiful imagery. I haven't read a poem I've enjoyed this much in a while and I'm saving it to my favourites list so I'll never forget it. Thank you. And keep doing you, because if you can produce poetry like this I have no doubt of your unique beauty and strong character.

    • 2 months ago

      by Britt

      What a HUGE compliment. I am truly flattered, thank you so much. A little speechless right now, ha.

  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Britt, first off congratulations on your win! Second, this write kicks butt! I absolutely love everything about it. You have shown that no matter what gets thrown your way you are still going to continue to stand. You go girl! Love this!

    • 2 months ago

      by Britt

      Thank you!!!

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