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BLEEDING LADIES (A POEM AGAINST FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION)

(I need to say that FGM is a sin against humanity. It is a cliché, I know, but I had to say that anyway. We must know that not only does it break the confidence of women, it also breaks their souls. Please, if you are in a society where it is practised, educate the people on the need to leave souls untouched, in order for them to help the bodies grow. This poem is dedicated to all women who had to suffer through this canker. I need you to know you rock but you must help with your voices so that your children will not suffer same fates. Thank you.)

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Their dream future is very bright

But they have been given such fright

Who butchers pleasure tools for love?

Who sees blood without looking above?

Who dares to hurt a pure white dove?

There are no sanitizers, let alone glove

A cut, pain, tears, and they are left

Yes, left maimed in inner souls

Bereft of hope for fulfilment

Could this be seeking equality

For pestles shaped to attract and fit?

Aren’t mortars perfect as they are?

Their imperfections grow with age

Why then must they be pushed to age?

My heart bleeds for you who weep

My soul hurts of all half yous

My voice will sing freedom for yours

In years soon to come

Just be assured

And free yourselves from the chains of shame

I care

And I know many also care

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

(Inspired by fola’s blog on Female Genital Mutilation)

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

37 replies on “BLEEDING LADIES (A POEM AGAINST FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION)”

Hello dear friend
I strongly agree with you, it’s a crime, leaving women in pain and a loss of dignity. I would like to reblog your post to my site if you are okay with that. I have written about FGM in the past and many people had no idea.
Thanks
Melinda

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Have you ever contributed to Project Naked?
They share stories about women expressing relationships to their bodies. I believe you would identify with what that organization is doing and your words above would be welcome there.
I’m not affiliated with them in any way, but I’ve contributed to them myself and have been blown away by some of their contributions from around the world. I hope you will look into it as your piece just knocked me off my feet (and I’m already laying down).
http://projectnaked.wordpress.com/

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By writing against it. You are a writer, that is your weapon. Help us send the messages out there. Once it gets to the people who are educated in their sect, we will capture their conscience.

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Yes, but it does. It seems it is connected to some culture so those involved do not want to heed to reason. It is sad. When I was younger, the same thing was done to one of my friends. We were in junior high school, and the poor girl was locked and sent to her husband’s house at the age of 13. When she told her friends that her mother was planning to do that to her, all of us were shocked. But her culture was different from ours and we were too young to help. So I know for a fact that it is still in existence because of the complains coming from the villages.

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I find it commendable that you do not condemn the woman who have had this done to them. Up until 30 years ago I was totally oblivious of FGM. I was aghast at the thought that anyone would have ever started doing this to young girl in the first place. It breaks my heart.

Honey

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