Equality.

Equality.

Equality.

Such a common word these days

We hear it all the time used in so many ways

You would think after years, we have cars and phones, even modern doorways

Yet somehow we still can’t love each other?

 

You see, all through history, people have been discriminated, beaten up, enslaved because they’re different

Nobody was ever free, we were all just animals locked up told that we weren’t,

The rich were content, see their life was easy

But all the others,

No, they weren’t worth mentioning, they’re filthy, they said

 

You laugh

It’s all over now

We live in a world where women can work and we’re all free

Things have changed, you say

 

Oh but I disagree

See we may be free

But all those people,

The ones that are called terrorists, the ones that are gay, transgender, African, Latino, Asian

They still fight for their rights

They still can’t walk down the streets without cold glares or looks filled with fright

 

We have come a long way, now, here, in 2018

But rape still ruins lives

And it’s so crazy that we still protest to uncover these lies

Women come out with their stories yet their assaulter still walks down the street

‘She shouldn’t wear those clothes if she doesn’t want to be touched’ they say

No, you should just control those hands and ask if you may

 

To the people who see others suffer

Ask their story and then shut up and listen

Listen, listen and then yell at the top of your lungs

Be a voice for all those who have prisoner tongues

For the people who had to grow up way too young

There is work to be done

There are songs to be sung

Lord knows there’s a war to be won

 


As it’s Valentine’s day (well it was yesterday), I wanted to write something a bit different than I normally do. I’m not sure if I like the way it turned out but its’ my first time writing a sort of poem. If anyone has any tips or ways I could improve myself, please comment down below! I’d love to learn new things!

The last paragraph was written by Halsey for the Women’s march in New York (I have mixed it up a bit though). Her words were really touching and I couldn’t help but put them in this poem.

I think it’s really important to stand up to all the negativity that we read in the media. Obviously, we have come a long way these last years but there is still work to be done.

I hope you had an amazing Valentine’s day if it was with your family or special someone!

XOXO, Rosie

 

 

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22 Comments

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      15th February 2018 / 9:30 pm

      Thank you so much❤️

  1. 15th February 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Do you mind if I reblog this? It was just so good!

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      15th February 2018 / 9:29 pm

      Sure! It would mean a lot to me! Thank you so much xxx

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you so much Ella ! xx

  2. Pipo
    15th February 2018 / 10:04 pm

    Awesome post !! Very touching and profound. So much truth

    Keep up the poems !!!

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes! I’ll definitely write more in the future! 🙂

  3. 16th February 2018 / 3:22 am

    This is really wonderful! I loved reading this, you totally brought over the message, probably better and more powerful through this poem than you could have with a text. I am really glad that you had the courage to try to write a poem like that. Thank you so much for sharing this!!
    love, elena

    https://outnaboutweb.wordpress.com

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 6:05 pm

      Thank you SO MUCH Elena! Yeah I wasn’t sure about posting it either as it’s my first time writing one and yeah! I’m really glad I need as the comments have been amazing! xx

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 6:05 pm

      I did * oops 😉

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 11:45 pm

      Thank you so much for reading! xxx

  4. 19th February 2018 / 3:59 pm

    Wow absolutely loved this! Great post girl!

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 6:39 pm

      Thank you so much! It means a lot! xx

  5. 19th February 2018 / 7:01 pm

    love this! there’s definitely still some work to be done, this is lovely 🙂

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 7:03 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes I completely agree! xx

    • Rosinalee
      Author
      21st February 2018 / 10:22 pm

      Thank you! I worked really hard on it and I’m so glad people like it! xx

  6. 26th February 2018 / 6:40 pm

    This is so true! I’m glad you shared this! It’s brilliant!

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