International Women’s Day 2016

something spontaneous and short i wrote 3 years ago for the International Women’s Day. Wishing women all over the world life free of all forms of oppression and violence in which we can be who we are, pursue our aspirations and dreams and feel safe.

woman
wake up
stand up

straight
unbending

raise your voice
dream the impossible

don’t listen to them who tell you to
sit quietly

the corner is not your place
reclaim your space

you are meant for greatness
and greatness is
a smile of the eyes
a barrier moved
spaces reclaimed

(c) khulud khamis (2013)

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