Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Can you hear me?


Can you hear me?

*a woman*

…or do you see the
marks of my gender.

                …See my lips move;
               
and only
                hear noise?

Are you able,
        To see my
                        Humanity?


Will you let God open your eyes?
Will you let God open your ears?


                       
Or do you just want to look at
                the marks of my gender?

Please!

Can you hear me?

Don’t you want to know?


I am encased in a sound proof box of stereotypes.

White noise.

No matter how loud I scream, yell, cry…

                        your proof-texts absorb my sounds.


Can you hear me?

I am
made
in
the
Imago Dei.

*woman*

I have a voice.

Why won't you listen?

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