Hour 8 Writing Prompt – Writing a Gigan

I should have rights, shouldn’t I?

As a woman of this earth, this day, this year.

 

I do have rights, or at least I did two days ago

Along with half of the world’s population….half!

I’ve never lived through such a time of inequality.

 

Maybe I’ve taken for granted, those rights promised to me

Through the undying fight from the women who have come before.

 

Their struggles and battles fought, their ridicules and humiliations suffered

Serve as their badge of honor, so that we may be considered equal.

 

May, be, considered, equal?  How is that even a question?

I should have rights shouldn’t I?

 

Maybe I’ve taken for granted, those rights promised to me.

Why are the hands of the clock going backward?

What will it take for women to be truly equal?

 

When I die, I hope to come back as a praying mantis

So I can bite off the head of any male that fucks with me,

2 thoughts on “Hour 8 Writing Prompt – Writing a Gigan

  1. Your repeating lines had so much meaning as they came together a second time around and as the prompt for the Gigan stated, you put a powerful and emotionally charged couplet at the end!! This line:
    ‘Why are the hands of the clock going backward?’

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