Spirit Unshackled

My eyes are mine

I can close them and in their silence

bear witness to all that will become divine

In between eyelash flutters

Form the twinkle of desires

Embraced in the enclosure of tears

That holds all my aspirations

Though their stroll down my cheeks and into nothingness

Is not an indication of defeat nor a manifestation of fears.

My dreams are not under your jurisdiction

The shades and shapes that come alive when I close my eyes

You do not have a say in what color I can dream

The imagery I can subconsciously create is not for your restriction

Nor for your deliberation of its appropriateness

My dreams have freedom to flow down their own stream.

My story is not riddled with shame

The seeds I planted in dreams

Will blossom and survive the blame

You put upon me for having a thought, an idea, a vision

That one day we can cross these lines of taboos

That someday we can walk over these bridges of mistrust

That there will come a day when we can emancipate ourselves

From the self imposed ban

To converse

To dialogue

To talk

And through this process

Understand that having a vision is not of harm

That sharing a dream that the violence stop is not cause for alarm


My experience is not an emblem of regret

For I have none

For I have won

For while you patronized me, moralized me, took a jab at me

My spirit remains unshackled!

~ ~

Love & Light

3 thoughts on “Spirit Unshackled

  1. What words, what a statement.
    Bile, you inspire me.
    Very timely and powerful.
    I didn’t know I was a femenist myself till the past week. You are a great counterpart and an inspired writer. Keep singing the song.


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