Righteous Rage

ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE
Modern Women
Published in
1 min readFeb 14, 2023

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a poem

Image by Gayatri Malhotra on Unsplash

Sometimes I burn with indignatious rage,
Sometimes I choke on all the words I have not spoken,
I struggle to swallow them down
One. More. Time.

I can’t speak with your hands across my mouth,
teaching me to hold my tongue.
I can’t move with you always in front of me,
teaching me to know my place.

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ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE
Modern Women

Writing on female experience, race, motherhood & self-development. Columnist at Green Parent magazine & Parenting Top Writer. Follow me on IG @adeola_moonsong.