Poetry

SPIRIT RAPERS

Thoughtless Thieves who don’t see
Robbing Us Blind
I for an I and Me for Me
Spirit Killers!
Soul Chokers!
Mindless whores of christianity
walk the streets of inhumane humanity
They’ll sell you hope while they steal your Last Chance
They’ll Cripple Your Freedom, smile, then ask for your Last Dance
Soul Chokers!
Spirit Rapers!!!
Their unfeeling misdealing misdeeds mislead
the Trusting Goodhearted into traps built by GREED.

  By Shea Sandy (Feminist Rag’s beautiful wife), 2010

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SHE IS GOOD

She is so GOOD
So pure
So smart
So brave
So valued

But her woundedness
Makes her feel

So bad
So dirty
So dumb
So scared
So worthless

She is you
I am her

Take my hand

Let’s crawl back into Mother Earth’s womb
And let her wash our pain away

By Feminist Rag, 2013

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SHE-PREDATOR

Ever so vigilant
The predator waits
watches
and listens

For your Truth and Vulnerability

To hijack
twist
contort, distort
and devour

To fill her dark, bottomless pit
of Me Me Me
with
Take Take and more Take

Until there is nothing of You left

By Feminist Rag, 2013

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13 thoughts on “Poetry

  1. Sally Archer says:

    Beautiful, powerful, poignant. And high time people start calling out the institutionalized hypocrisy and hurtfulness that most of modern christianity (and similar man-made monotheisms) inherited from its roots of colonizing misogyny. To forgive torturers, rapists and other oppressors is masochism not spirituality. To forgive oneself for being in the room (or other space) with oppressors, to find solace and to move forward is freedom.

    • Feminist Rag says:

      Thanks for your comments Sally, here and to other posts I haven’t yet had a chance to respond to. I really appreciate your thoughts. Very true @ not needing to forgive oppressors (especially if they haven’t done anything to make up for their abuse) — forgiving the Self is huge, because it’s so common for us (especially women) to self-blame when violated, and we have NOTHING to be sorry for, as it is never a victim’s fault for being victimized. One of the (many) things I find deeply disturbing about christianity is its view of “sin” and god forgiving all, which allows any “sinner” off the hook if s/he just prays to god and asks for forgiveness; the message is that you can do whatever the hell you want, because all will be forgiven. What bullshit. Where are the messages to be a good person and treat others with respect, just because it’s the right thing to do, not for rewards or 789 virgins after death, or other absurdities.

      • ben says:

        All I can see is anger and hatred that has been dragged forward from generations past. How misserable and unhealthy that must be for you, and everyone you come in contact with. Misery does love company, and the hate that you so proudly sew, you will also have to reep some day.

      • Feminist Rag says:

        What’s miserable and unhealthy are the violent, cruel and inhumane acts that a couple of these poems are speaking out against. What’s also cruel and inhumane is when some self righteous ego maniac comes along and thinks he has the ability or the right to pass judgment on the wounded or their allies who are speaking out and standing up for Human Rights.

        By Zoon, author of Spirit Rapers poem above

  2. In case you didn’t know, I Love this poem and the truth and hope within it. I relate very much to your beautiful truthful words. Thank You for putting your words, ideas and love out there. You make the world a better place. No doubt about it!

    • Feminist Rag says:

      Aww thanks so much Zoon. This poem was inspired by and dedicated to so many women I’ve known and know (self included) that suffer from the colonist-induced non-love sickness. We must fight the colonist dis-ease and Love ourselves and eachother, those fuckers can’t take that away from us, we must protect and nurture and grow the Good within ourselves and eachother!

      • To put it simply: I concur!!! :o)

      • Eva says:

        “Some human Ain’t Human..” – …the world is unkind/brutal and beautiful like people around us. I think that the only way to see this clear is, unfortunately, to get engaged with the sickness and poverty. If there is poverty and serious health issues – there is always deep and painful silence from the sufferings…And while there is silence as you said:” The predator waits watches and listens”…

        Most of us live like peacocks – thinking of ourselves and trying hard to over the luck of interests in the real truth-Life qualities. Only a few out there do some actions such as helping the Universe to heal and recover. Is this enough?…

        Thank you for the heart breaking posts and waking up our sleeping minds!!

        With Lots of Love!
        Proud of you,
        Mammochka

      • Feminist Rag says:

        Aw thank you Mammochka! I think most people do care, to some degree, about the cruelties and injustices of the world, but don’t know what to do, or are drowning so much in their own misfortune and suffering that they are unable to help others.

        You said, “Only a few out there do some actions such as helping the Universe to heal and recover. Is this enough?…” <—- Supporting others in the best way we are able is enough because it is all each of us can do, and when ALL of us do something, it will be more than enough! It doesn't require huge organizing or groups, it can be as simple as spending time with and helping out individual people in our lives.

        One problem is the predators who don't listen, or listen but don't HEAR what is really being said, and who exploit all sorts of vulnerabilities, all in the name of profit, ego, etc.. Nothing is easy or simple. But I think supporting other people goes a long way, as long as it's the kind of support they want and need, not just what we *think* they need. And same with us, we need people to support us in the way WE want and need, not how others *think* we want and need to be supported. Communication is so important, and I think it's a big problem in the "western" so-called "civilized" culture, communication is poor, there are so many misunderstandings, because many people act from all emotion and no logic, OR all logic, no emotion, when we need a balance of both. The healthier and stronger we get inside, the better we are able to help others. It's all a process, nothing deep happens overnight or a few weeks or even a few years, it takes a long time to undo damaging cultural values, heal from them, and replace with healthy ones.

        Much Love to you!

  3. That was supposed to be a smiley face lol 🙂

  4. RE: “She-Predator” : Great and succinct…. very powerful. I think you should write poems more often! You are wonderful at it and I know it’s good for YOU too and helps fill your spirit back up.
    I’m sorry you ever had to feel that way about someone BIG HUGS for (((((((YOU)))))).

    Want me to feed that person a dirt and bologna sandwich? Beat em up?
    How about a John Prine song about people like that?

    XXXXXOOOOOXXXXXOOOOO

    • Feminist Rag says:

      LOL & awww @ offering to beat the bastard up & feed ’em a dirt sandwich. You’re the sweetest and fiercest back-haver ever! I’ll settle on the song, it’s beautiful (he’s so awesome) and very well sums up She-Predator. ((((((((((((YOU))))))))))))) And thank you for the poem-writing support, I will try to do more when the mood strikes, and you should too, your poems are so ass-kicking and Spirit-grabbing!!

  5. Eva says:

    I wonder whether it would be truthful to say that people deserve their leaders. How often we see the politicians who would clime up from the life that is full of sufferings, darkness?

    The Essenes people would not allow having slavery or just keeping a maid at home…
    I found the story of Essenes is quite fascinating. They may have much to offer to the modern world.

    “We believe that mutual understanding leads toward mutual cooperation; that mutual cooperation leads toward Peace; and that Peace is the only way of survival for mankind”.

    Mammochka

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