What is respect?
What is disrespectful?
What is self Respect?
To a man
To a woman
To a child
What does it look like?
For this line was crossed and broken to many times
Respect laid in tiny broken pieces
The tarnished pedestal broken in pieces on where they all once stood
Tears fell but no screams came
The volume control on this negative attraction has now been reset
For my vocal chords are now unsevered
For violations took a stronghold in this demonic cyclone within
The violations of my invisible boundaries
No safe place
All my own personal safety and boundaries usurped
Should respect test the free genuine and open hearted soul
Not just once twice or thrice too many I see
Though shouting down and over me while you all stood up over me this was but one of many violations you pushed on me so many too many.
For this however awful taught me what respect looks like
For respect can break down barriers of stigma and labels
For respect can break down the walls encased around those who have hidden illnesses and seen, race sex
Respect is the mutual integrity to uphold one person to another
Respect in the opposite of above I have found in many more
For I have since learned those who vanquish respect to be one sided i am relieved to learn make up 2% of the overall population
Respect I am told is earned
Yet for me human to human life is never easy and with it can come so much pain so I give you respect for being a survivor like I for we never gave up and
We are free
We are Empress Warriors
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