Fire, Rage and Mermaids – Ishika Kiran   1 comment

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I’m afraid

I must confess

That when they accused women

Of being

Rebellious

Uncaged

A woman

And burned them at the stakes

That’s when fire met with fire

And the flames danced to the tunes of rage

And the ashes became one with the air.

The air promised to the women

The fire wouldn’t die

The ashes promised to the women

The rage shall live on.

I’m afraid

I must confess

That when they accused women

Of bringing bad luck

And threw them off their ships

I kid you not

As they sank with their legs tied together

The water breathed life into their lungs

They changed slowly

Until they could swim

They drowned sailors in revenge

Luring them in

By singing

In their raspy voices

Still stinging from the salt water they breathed.

Mermaids, you call them.

I’m afraid

I must confess

That when they pushed young women

On…

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Posted June 17, 2019 by kenneturner in Information

One response to “Fire, Rage and Mermaids – Ishika Kiran

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  1. I await more rage

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