In light of everything that’s going on with the restrictive and deadly women’s reproductive laws that are being passed around the nation, I wanted to share this poem because it’s a perfect response. This is MY BODY, my choice, I choose for it.
This is my body
By: Elaine B
This is my body and only I know how it feels.
This is my joy,
a place where my soul, my imagination lives.
Don’t try to dismiss it with what you say.
Disrespect it in any way.
Tell me how it must be presented on any given day.
This is my body, only I know what is real about it what it is trying to convey.
Don’t try to trash it, be so damn rash about it, make your choices for it;
when only my voice has the right to speak for it on any given day.
Make discussions for it;
choose for it,
change it, or rearrange it in any way.
Only my mind hears just what it is saying.
This is my body,
a custom fit for me,
and until the day that I am free from it,
it listens to what I have to say.
This is my body and not yours in any way!