Woman, you bleed from a thousand cuts,
your life blood draining away.
Cease now this tragic waste, this martyr’s sacrifice,
come into yourself,
close all the doors,
save your wisdom, let it mature within.
Fear not, it will birth of itself and you will be re-born.
Wisdom is your child,
you’ve been lied to – this is not the way to heal!
Let it end here now,
do not carry this forward.
End this insanity now, let it not continue one moment longer.
This is what you came here to do,
to end this insanity, this pointless suffering,
it is not brave, it is not noble,
it is insane.
This insanity is not your design, not your truth.
Let it be done with now.
© Lynn Paterson 2016