The Women Scorned

Ozzy Etomi

June 8th

“The thing women have yet to learn is, nobody gives you power. You just take it”

Have you ever watched a candle melt?

Bright orange light, heat escaping, sweet smell emanating.

Hard, then soft.

Soft back to hard.

Until it burns itself out.

Have you ever watched a woman wilt?

You gave him the matches.

He lights you when he feels like,

Then snuffs you.

Licking his fingers,

He closes them on the wick.

Soft. Then Hard.

Hard, Back to Soft.

You sit on his shelf

Smells intertwine, layering, wafting.

Sick to your stomach.

Your scent now all too familiar,

Cinnamon is his favorite of the month.

You ache for the days,

When everything smelled of you.

You cry when you realize,

How you all burn to give him light.

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This is day 8 of my 30 day writing project. Please click on my stories if you would like to check out some of my other entries.

Fire Starter

The Women Before Me

On Making Friends And Alienating People

Just One Of Those Days

To The She-women Feminist Haters Club

No, I am Not Taking My Husband’s Name

My 30 Day Writing Project

Some other stories by me:

Quitting Isn’t Giving Up

Nigerian Senate Fails on Women’s Rights Bill

On Gender Roles & Female Entitlement

Why Married Women Need Friends

Ozzy Etomi

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I write about gender, culture, feminism and shared human experiences. Working on my first book. My personal website is

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