We're weary of words like weapons:
crazy Bitch, angry Harpy, ugly Whore
slutty Temptress, unsubmissive
Jezebel. Feminazi Diva Dyke
Too Sexy (So Plain!)
Too Smart (So Dumb!)
Too Outspoken, Too Emotional
Not Enough and still Too Much
"Settle down, Silly, you're overreacting again."
But silence isn't golden; big girls cry hot tears
and we're women, thankyoumuch.
We bear on our bodies the wounds of
un-winnable wars. Porn-soaked cultures
value sexy, submissive and available, a bar set
canyon low and unreachable all the same
(He hated her more than he loved her)
Women aren't goods to trade,
degrade or dismiss; labels are lies
ten sizes too small. Dear one,
Man looks at appearances, but
the LORD looks at the heart. Yours is
brave and generous, passion-fueled and wild.
A daughter with her Daddy's kindly eyes.
Forget not your name, Beloved,
graven on the Father's very hands