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Womb Doom

by share

VOX Poetry

As soon as we come out of the womb

We are born into a world of doom

of responsibility and blame

no freedom and no voice

not ever given a choice

expected to mumble and mumble

to deserve nothing and be forever humble

to carry the burden up a mountain and not tumble

to be quiet meek and unheard

to never be obscene

to have only reasonable dreams

to never let your mind unravel

to be realistic in your actions

to stay within your factions

to never get too bright

never to oppose or usurp a man’s birth appointed right

to give all and to receive none

to live your life as a woman until your mind, body and soul done

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