My Body is Not a Democracy: A Free Verse Poem of Empowerment
My body is not a democracy.
Debates and popular vote have no influence
Over the laws of the land.
They are decided by my ruling, alone.
Nor is it a dictatorship,
To be overthrown by force.
Mutineers will be swiftly exiled.
Invaders will be destroyed at the gates.
It is not a theocracy,
To be governed by an unseen deity,
With rules interpreted and enforced by men
Who created the “God” in their own images.
My body is a monarchy,
In which I am the sovereign queen.
My power, granted by royal birth,
Cannot be taken away.
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