Do not muffle my singing, I need to sing my song;
Don’t place on me your curfew, I have done nothing wrong.
I will persist in riding waves although there may be sharks, and
Despite the evil some men do, I will walk in parks.
Morning, noon or sunset, or in the dark of night;
I will keep on walking, I have a perfect right.
I will enjoy the starry sky, I do not fear the dark;
Despite the evil some men do, I will walk in the park.
Do not blame my timing, my looks, my age, my size.
The way I wear my hair, the colour of my eyes.
Don’t bind me with the legacy of ten thousand patriarchs,
Curb the deeds of evil men so I can walk in parks.
1/7/2018 01:43:11 pm
I love this poem. Heartbreaking, yet empowering at the same time.
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Original and individual reflections by Carmel O’Brien. Learn, laugh, enjoy.