On her knees she is groomed to stay..
On her knees; her only measure of obedience is found..
On her knees, she must serve them..
On her knees; her place during supper..
On her knees, she must greet them..
On her knees, she is expected to beg for oil..
On her knees, she begs for his mercy..
On her knees, she prays for her land to heal..
On her knees, she bears one child after another..
On her knees, she prays for her dying child..
On her knees, she prays to not be on her knees anymore!
By Susan McMillan
For that woman!
16 thoughts on “On her knees..”
Very profound. Very nice. Love the rhythm in the poem.
Thank you so much. It’s actually based on facts of being a woman in my country of birth💞
Reblogged this on When Angels Fly and commented:
You know, women have been quite vulnerable in my country of birth as well- India. From female feticide/infanticide to domestic violence over dowry to education, we have come a long way. But it is still not there is so much change that needs to happening.
And women all over seem to be struggling with their own peculiar circumstances, I feel.
Dowry is one other big issue that needs to be addressed. I have written about that in a poem that is yet to come. Even though the original intentions of it by forefathers was a symbol of appreciation, it’s become a way of “buying” a woman as a commodity. Thank you for stopping by my friend.
You’re absolutely right on the origin of dowry.
Look forward to reading more beautiful posts from you 😊
It’s such a lovely poem – There are so many women who suffer no reason other than cultural difference. I pray for those women and be humble for my “general” freedom. You have a nice family. I love to hear your family stories. Thank you for your follow, and you have my follow also! *¨*•♥•*¨*
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Powerful and thought provoking!
Thank you Felicia for re-blogging this poem. I look forward to following your work.
You’re welcome! Look forward to more of your work.
I was touched by your poem, the struggle is everywhere sister .It takes courage to stand up from our knees. I pray that God will uplift today’s woman.
Thanks for following my blog. I am really impressed by the first post I read. You did a wonderful job on this. It really made me think.
Thank you so much my friend. It’s an honor. Stay blessed
You as well, nice o meet you my friend..
That is so profound, and so sad. Thanks for sharing this!
Thank-you Ann for reading. It is sad indeed but still so real and alive in many parts of the world.🌹