When you are a woman like me (a poem)

Koraly Dimitriadis
Jun 21 · 2 min read
Photo by Kaliopi Malamas

When you are woman like me
you have a lot of enemies
When you are a woman like me

When you are a woman like me
People don’t like you
They exclude you
They laugh about you
They try to “get you” but they don’t
When you are a woman like me

When you are women who is honest
People are infuriated by you
When you tell it straight down the line
They want nothing to do with you
They censor you
They want you to go away
Turn a blind eye
When you are a woman like me

Does freedom even exist?
We have been sold an expensive myth
Like soldiers at war they want us to march
They want to shout us the orders
Then they wonder why we bark
It isn’t a male or female thing
It’s the structures, it’s their ways
When you are woman like me

But I’m done with charades
I won’t sacrifice myself
Just to play the stupid game
If they want to come for me let them come
I’d rather pay than play the game
With tears in my eyes
I’ll stand strong and tall
And mightier than all of this
Because I am a woman like me
I will be a woman like me
No way they’ll tear me down
I am a woman like me

Koraly Dimitriadis

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Koraly Dimitriadis is a freelance opinion writer, poet, actor and the author of Love and F Poems and Just Give Me The Pills. www.koralydimitriadis.com