Song No. 2 by SONIA SANCHEZ

(1)

i say. all you young girls waiting to live
i say. all you young girls taking yo pill
i say. all you sisters tired of standing still
i say. all you sisters thinkin you won’t, but you will.

don’t let them kill you with their stare
don’t let them closet you with no air
don’t let them feed you sex piecemeal
don’t let them offer you any old deal.

i say. step back sisters. we’re rising from the dead
i say. step back johnnies. we’re dancing on our heads
i say. step back man. no mo hangin by a thread
i say. step back world. can’t let it all go unsaid.

(2)

i say. all you young girls molested at ten
i say. all you young girls giving it up again & again
i say. all you sisters hanging out in every den
i say. all you sisters needing your own oxygen.

don’t let them trap you with their coke
don’t let them treat you like one fat joke
don’t let them bleed you till you broke
don’t let them blind you in masculine smoke.

i say. step back sisters. we’re rising from the dead
i say. step back johnnies. we’re dancing on our heads
i say. step back man. no mo hanging by a thread.
i say. step back world. can’t let it go unsaid.

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On the 8th of March we celebrate sisterhood and the feeling that together we are stronger!
May all of you Goddesses out there continue singing your songs, your joys, your sufferings. 
Loud enough to keep changing the world!

Poem by Sonia Sanchez – Song No. 2 (from Shake loose my skin)

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