Keep Quiet

Updated: Mar 21


When I was little, A boy got my toy and ruined it I was told that he just liked me So I just kept quiet


When I was a teen, My feelings were played with I was told it was natural So I just kept quiet


At the same time, My body was also played with I was told to shut up, it's my fault So I just kept quiet


When I was growing up, I also saw how everybody changed Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars I didn't like the thought, but I just kept quiet


When I was older, I realized the gravity of being quiet So I spoke, I shouted, I was angry Still, I was told to keep quiet


The false dichotomy, the ad hominems thrown because you should just stand still will just go on and on if we just keep quiet


There is no right time or right moment To scream, to shout, to be firm I would rather be part of laughters and smiles than to just sit still, and be quiet.


by Allison Atis



This piece was first published in the 365 Wonders 2019 Planner Edition Feminism by Woman, Create. Check out the Instagram post here.



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