This week has been very sad in our country considering the numerous cases of sexual abuse. I honestly feel like we are loosing our essence as a people. Our humanity is slowly getting devoured by our animal instincts. We have no love for fellow human beings and we have lost our ability to use our brains. Say NO to RAPE. Don’t let your few seconds of excitement ruin someone’s entire life. Today’s piece is one of the most emotional pieces from the Mwenemugamba Friday Poetry (MFP) Series. If you are joining us for the first time, the MFP series is basically all about giving you Poems from the spoken word album “Wonders Of My Perception” which you can download from the link below: https://legacymusicinc.com/poetry/joseph-daniel-sukali-wonders-of-my-perception-album/
You can also watch the spoken word performance video on YouTube through this link: https://youtu.be/ApfChwwHm9k
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I’m Equally Human
(Written and performed by Joseph Daniel Sukali)
I body slammed Disturbed horrifically deep within Every exhale seemed like the last Wrangled in the struggle My body twisted to his squeeze Muscles tearing apart as bones broke My soul was pushed into the dark as he pushed in Cold waves of despair flashed through my nerves I am screaming but can't be heard Where is the voice of the voiceless Help! Help! Help! The silence gets louder than my cries of rescue My innocence dies to the taste of the forbidden fruit So forbidden and abominable is the way of the taste My dignity drained as he thirstily drunk from my well My purity gets purely impure I anguish in pain, His manly manhood steals my pride Blood gush out as my thoughts commit suicide The combination of his seeds and my blood drip The ugliest scene of painted memories of abuse My body can't move There's a dark cloud hovering over my head I can't see, breath or feel a thing All I can hear is the drum beating in my chest I drag my trunk home in silence Brutalized both physically and psychologically Traumatized by the inhumanity of some human beings I feel lost and alone Questions tear down the defense of my mind "Why me?" "What did I do to deserve this?" My heart burns to his cold soul I am only thirteen He is supposed to be my father Can someone please hear me! Am done hidding in dark cold corners I have endured the trauma long enough For my mother would put the blame on me To my father am dead alive and inexistent But my voice is inaudibly loud enough For the ear that wishes to listen For the pen that dreams to write A story that was never told Of a morally chocked society The death of decency in humanity A generation of social media feminists Who speak more than they listen to the untold stories Of molested timid girls who are broken in and out The pain of holding the truth is burdening The pain of watching the abusers walk free is agonizing I really want to speak out I really need your help I want this whole thing to be over once and for all All the sexual assault, The mutilation from violence against women The gender bias, male chauvinism All that the society has internalized in promoting our vulnerability Remember, our sex is not a disability I am a girl, I am a woman Let it stick in your head that am equally human