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Heroine

“you are a horse running alone

and he tries to tame you

compares you to an impossible highway

to a burning house

says you are blinding him… 585 more words

Remembering War

Do you ever find yourself walking down the same road you thought you’d never look back upon

For things you’ve never seen and things you haven’t felt but somehow you know what they look like and how they feel… 710 more words

the house

Mother says there are locked rooms inside all women, kitchen of love, bedroom of grief, bathroom of apathy. Sometimes, the men, they come with keys, and sometimes the men, they come with hammers.

Inspiring

how far have you walked

How far have you walked for men who’ve never held your feet in their laps? How often have you bartered with bone, only to sell yourself short? 125 more words

Poetry

FOR WOMEN WHO ARE 'DIFFICULT' TO LOVE BY WARSAN SHIRE.

You are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him… 169 more words

INSPIRATION

for women who are 'difficult' to love

This was initially published on Warsan Shire’s blog, “for women who are ‘difficult’ to love”. It is a meditation on the power of feminine individuality, and how it should be celebrated rather than chiseled or “refined.” Pure acceptance of what is of who we are. 201 more words

Poetry