Their voices cry out
from both sides of the mountain,
“I am woman! Hear me roar!”
yet each side is deaf to the other.
Their voices reverberate
into a mountain of hate,
“I am woman! I am wise!”
still each side sees with blind eyes.
Their voices are hushed
into a mountain of whispers,
(“i am woman…watch me grow…)
but the mountain stunts them all.
Their voices lay silent
on both sides of the mountain,
“I am woman; I am free no more….”
and both sides are rendered mute.
© The Poet Darkling