The Feminist Rose I was Deprived Of…..
Roses are red, work is blue and they are feminists too
Yes, feminists and not just any feminists
The feminists that stands out in the crowd
The ones patriarchy wants to control
The ones everyone discriminates against
For they only want to be decriminalized
and to be accepted like all the others.
Because to discriminate only brings hate
So stop trying to understand them
But accept them, they are only feminists.
After all not just feminists, sex work feminists.
Who are these people?
They are the ones you see on the street
the ones you sit next to on the taxi
the ones you debate against in parliament
the ones whose voices want to be heard
who want to be accepted by the government
Yes, get this in your head
Feminism is coming out, so watch out
They are coming like the force of the Jordan River
They are higher than Mount Everest
And they mean you no harm
all they want is decriminalization
To be accepted by churches
And most of all their families
So make sure that you are sure about who you are
And what you want to be
Because feminism is a journey
It can be lonely
I am a sex work feminist and it’s MY work
Get that in your mind
We are here now, and we aint going nowhere
Just start seeing right now
We only want to be accepted
So stop discriminating against me for what satisfies ME
Who am I?
I am a rose
Don’t hide me
Don’t make like you don’t see me
I am tired of being sold on the black market
I also want to be admired, like all the others in the garden
Gold gets traded on Wall Street
Even though I don’t deserve to be there, like you say
But God said I am made in his image
Stop depriving me of my riches
Roses are red
Work is blue
And they are feminists too
I am a feminist.
Sex Work Feminist.