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You lie with me in this unequal bed

Where I’m the servant and you’re the head

Trusted to raise, cuddle, cradle, and nourish

Trodden so you limit my abilities to flourish

Restricted with arcane edicts and fear-based fatwas

a Ph.D, forbidden even to drive cars

But today my darlin’, I exercise this fact,

I’ve taken the wheel and I ain’t turning back….


#For the women of Saudi Arabia who have taken to the wheel today and defied repression starting with exercising their right to drive, even under the threat of imprisonment.  #fact-there are more women with Ph.Ds in Saudi Arabia than driver licenses 

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Introspective, Reflective, A Set of Paradoxes, Musical, Creative, and Curious.


3 thoughts on “Uprising

  1. Nice work! I wouldn’t have known about this moment in history absent your poem. Write on sista!

    Posted by Catherine Toppin | June 18, 2011, 3:10 pm
  2. Outstanding!!!!

    Posted by Chon | June 20, 2011, 6:57 pm
  3. Love it. “Taking the wheel and aint turnin back.” <3 :)

    Posted by Maya | June 28, 2011, 9:41 am

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