You think all you’ve got

inside you is a dainty little yell

all prettied up, a composed


Careful not to offend

agitate disrupt cause a scene

lest people think you uncouth

hysterical, crazy even.

All these years patient and

dispassionate as the mighty oak

always there for everyone, every cause

working smiling comforting reassuring

until you were about to break

a veritable giving tree in a growing storm

No one saw not even you

the tempest brewing

inside your being.




No, not a dainty yell all prettied up

Scream rises from your tailbone

hot fierce deep

in the recesses of all things primal

Your groin pulses, aches

your ovaries spin, spinning

so rapidly they want to launch

down your vagina and

take out the world

like a rock hurled from a slingshot

toward the Goliath.


This is Scream


For too many years

you prayed to God to take it (fill in the blank) away.

It (fill in the blank) is still here.

Convinced that God was not listening you shouted,

“Why aren’t You answering my prayers?”

Then, as you sat among the rocks

on the shore of a great ocean

the only voice, the waves, answered.

“I cannot do this for you for I did not create it, you did”, God said.

“Only your kind can change it.”


We are all accountable for things made by humankind


Now is the time.

Let loose the bondage’s that confine

your David

Breathe in pain bigotry abuse greed

Let them sink deep into your bowels

Inhale your discontent with convention

smell the ripeness of frustration with injustice

Inhale the smoldering rage of

that last verbal jab you just received

Feel it in your marrow











About acdissek

I am a soul traveling sister who is about to embark on a pilgrimage of discovery, whose destination and purpose is yet a mystery. Along the way I hope to meet other pilgrims, sharing stories and wisdom of the heart.
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3 Responses to Scream!

  1. Judith Petrocy says:

    So well done!

    Sent from my iPad



  2. lissalayer says:

    Welcoming the heat of your crone’s fire and your potent clear voice, Ann!


  3. Eileen F Grimaldi says:

    Oh Ann, you’ve done it again. I want to SCREAM out your message. It is ME, speaking to myself. So true.

    Liked by 1 person

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