I won’t stay quiet, I will shriek shrill,
Scream like a harpy, wail like a siren, peal like a coloratura – my crisp clean notes
bouncing through the air like voluminous pearls from
breath-filled blimp lungs; I will not be a
soft little mouse deficient in decibels, I will be large and my voice will thunder loud
and all will hear me roar like a woman
Melita White is founder and writer of the blog Feminist Confessional, a space that features feminist poetry, essays and personal pieces in a confessional style, with a focus on the MeToo movement. She is a composer and musician and loves making all kinds of things. https://feministconfessional.wordpress.com
5 thoughts on “Shrill: notes from a loud woman – Melita White”
Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
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Thank you for sharing my poem!
Reblogged this on Feminist Confessional.
Finally, the woman that’s been, locked up and, suppressed, found her way, outside, and, nothing will, ever keep her, shut up again.
Reblogged this on The Ivory Tower of My Mind and commented:
Finally, found that voice she never knew she had before…