Men o pause : Freedom

“No longer do I bleed

Nor children bear

An unseen enigma

That arouses fear

But listen closely

When I say these words

I’m now more powerful

With a scream that

Pierces the veil as

I grab hold of a potency

You’ll never see coming

Ignore me, berate me

But don’t turn your back on me for

I’m rising into a power

You can’t even imagine

Much less see or understand

You’ll beg for my days of bleeding

My days of fertility

My days of youth and motherhood

For those you could control

Too late, those parts are

Transitioning and destined

To be held in the past with my old life

I am a new woman becoming

A woman who holds

Her wise blood within

And with that comes a wisdom

And power that should send

Chills through you as

I lift my skirts and let lose

A guttural scream

As the new me births

For I am free

I am Finally free!”

Poem: Menopause as Rebellion, Arlene Bailey ©2022. Poem from the upcoming anthology from Girl God Books, The Crone Initiation and Invitation: Women Speak on the Menopause Journey.

Art: Aleah Chapman

Author: GreatCosmicMothersUnited

I have joined with many parents affected with the surreal , yet accepted issue of child abuse via Pathogenic Parenting / Domestic abuse. As a survivor of Domestic Abuse, denial abounded that 3 sons were not affected. In my desire to be family to those who have found me lacking . As a survivor of psychiatric abuse, therapist who abused also and toxic prescribed medications took me to hell on earth with few moments of heaven. I will share my life, my experiences and my studies and research.. I will talk to small circles and I will council ; as targeted parents , grandparents , aunts , uncles etc. , are denied contact with a child for reasons that serve the abuser ...further abusing the child. I grasp the trauma and I have looked at the lost connection to a higher power.. I grasp when one is accustomed to privilege, equality can feel like discrimination.. Shame and affluence silences a lot of facts , truths that have been labeled "negative". It is about liberation of the soul from projections of a alienator , and abuser ..

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