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angry women

anna_grin
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ilchruthach
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hashtag very fucking sadly relatable mags x

Magdalena
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Tyrant of Words
Wales
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anna_grin said:hashtag very fucking sadly relatable mags x

ah sorry to hear anna
even when I get rid of all the first class arseholes out of my life and settle down to my blissful single life, I still get that one living above me invading my space (not so much these days because my intent gets stronger with age) x

anna_grin
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ilchruthach
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Magdalena said:

ah sorry to hear anna
even when I get rid of all the first class arseholes out of my life and settle down to my blissful single life, I still get that one living above me invading my space (not so much these days because my intent gets stronger with age) x


aye as we listen less and less to the voices that tell us to be nice, be quiet, be a lady, we become what we are meant to be.  it's just a shame those voices were ever in our ears

MadameLavender
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Guardian of Shadows
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Wind In A Cloudless Sky

"Enigma" was the best one , though
"frightening " was perversely pleasing --
words used to describe me, like "unflappable ".
 
My thoughts are subatomic.
Darkly ordered, where I always come out,
the bruised heroine
 
(but not without imagining a handful of ways  
to watch a few choice people, die, while
I eat popcorn)
 
Sometimes, I think Jesus weeps
at the convictions  
I put upon myself, for
(shyly) anticipating evils that should
befall on those who deserve them .
 
(But then, again , He laughs at satan  
so why shouldn't I?)
 
If I smoked cigarettes, I'd be taking
a long, slow, drag
right now  
while gale-force zephyrs from nowhere  
(but I know, where...)
breach everyone's senses with  
 
"How can this wind, be, with no clouds
in the sky?"
 
Just wait for it, it's coming--
everything that's in my head
that I know to be true; the world  
will be set right, again
and some won't have to lift a finger, just  
nod in agreement .
 
"I told you, so."
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anna_grin
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ilchruthach
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thank you, lav, good to see you here x

brokentitanium
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k.
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Why do I feel like I should apologize for this??

I must have been 12 or 13
Mom was acting in a play
I helped her learn her lines
got to hang out with the cast
and I felt like the coolest kid ever
sitting on a bar stool.
Of course he was drunk,
this hilarious man Iíd seen on stage
celebrating a performance well done, I guess.
My memory of the room is fuzzy
though Iíve been there often since
I only recall, ďdo you have pink, underdeveloped nipples?Ē

*

???

*

And I donít know what happened next
nothing dramatic, nothing physical
he probably laughed and moved on
But I did not.
I was a child, unsure of the developing body
that garnered such unwanted attention
unsure of the answer to the literal question
and terrified by the implications of its asking.

And perhaps if that had been the only time
I could quiet the rage that surfaces
at that memory
but there have been countless
men and boys
who have felt entitled to reduce me
to the lumps on my chest
or the sounds they imagine I might make
or the assumed colour of my pubes.
And the world hasnít changed
and I havenít changed it
for those who come after me
and Iím so ashamed
that my daughter still faces it --

Questions that trigger
acute vigilant awareness
of surroundings and my smallnessÖ
Comments that require
infinite, minute calculations in an instantÖ
To laugh and play along is to be complicit
(She asked for it)
To speak up is to invite ridicule
(Bitch canít take a joke)
To fight back is to egg him on
(Oh, feisty! Iíll show you whoís boss)
To stay silent is to betray us allÖ.

Freeze and stay silent,
almost always my choice
(Fear)
Swallow the humiliation,
absorb the hatred of this vessel I walk around in
(Shame)
Question myself for not doing better,
try to forgive my failure
(Regret)
Some days, it just crops up
and kills me inside.

How do I carry all this rage
and still be a woman
who likes to flirt a bit,
who finds masculinity attractive,
who sincerely enjoys the company of men?

I love all you good guys,
truly I do
And I can take a joke
and dish it out too
But if I go tight-lipped
and donít enjoy that movie or song
just know thereís a lifetime
resurfacing in my head
that might have nothing to do with you

And some days itís just fucking exhausting
Written by brokentitanium (k.)
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anna_grin
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ilchruthach
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fucking thank you, k. thank you.

Bluevelvete
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removed entry.
apologies
X

anna_grin
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ilchruthach
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blue coming in strong with the right hook x

anna_grin
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ilchruthach
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can i just say the standard here has been phe nom  inal right from the off

you are giving me a truly hard job judging

LunaGreyhawk
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anna_grin
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ilchruthach
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thank you luna incredible entry

Northern_Soul
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As The Moon Breaks

Northern_Soul (-Missy-)
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(-Written as a spoken word-)

As The Moon Breaks

I see the truth
lying here in the dark

as my roots crumble,
as my spine melts  
into the canvas
of bedsheets
screaming into  
ink
black
nothingness

lay another log
on the fire of my heart

my bones have buried
my corpse in a tomb
from which I cannot break,
only claw into

because sometimes
the world turns
pleasure to shame

and I cover my nakedness
in the soft blankets of modesty
when every inch of my skin
cries woman into the
void

because fuck tható
my body knows poetry

I have sculpted every verse  
into my lovers, howled
against the mouths  
of equals

sometimes,
they howl in return


because here, as the moon breaks
I declare that I am Goddess
I writhe to the drumbeats
of hands that crash against
my burning flesh

I have felt the fire
of a thousand souls perish
at the will of man
who murdered us  
to keep us small,
cowered at the power
we summon from our blood

as we paint our lips red,
our locks cascading our backs
like dense forests, because
we have not forgotten
who we areó

we have not forgotten
that our wombs are temples
in which to bring death
back to life

and let it be known
that you hold no power
over wild things

that my hair is not yours
to control, that my freedom
is mine to own, that my cunt
is free to exclaim itself
deliriously in churches
of longing  

because youó
you will never own
a piece of what has learned
to say  

no.


anna_grin
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ilchruthach
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fuck me missy thank you for that entry x

faithmairee
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Faith Elizabeth Brigham
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coarse goodbye

there are times
i can think of
nothing but you
though it's obvious
your love was
far from true

i can't kick you
out of my bed
for our lovemaking
was all made
in my head
(like you always in
the back of your mind)

so i shall rise
above spite
but in the heat of
the night
while entangled in
her amorous embrace
i hope (against hope)
your performance
is dead-weight
Written by faithmairee (Faith Elizabeth Brigham)
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