I was born a woman

The poem "I was born a woman" speaks about not truly owning your identity or having any rights as a child and then growing up and constantly being violated as a woman.

My rights were not available when I was born a woman

I was named shaped and given an identity

In all positivity

I smiled throughout my life

My creativity was mine

My femininity was mine

Then at 9pm the lights came on

My heart was won and soon nothing was mine

We must have met before life

The clock strikes 10pm and I am hurt again

It was ten men then, now the number has increased

My rights are taken, my womanhood is violated

My body is corrupted

I am cursed

I am dirty now, they have touched and scorned me

The End

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