Monday, December 3, 2012

Dignity is a Fortress

When I enter a room my poise strikes a pose
Confidence is my pedestal, higher than my stilettos

To myself I am a Queen, I don't accept just anything
Why would you approach me if you’re not worthy of a King?

You see me as prey, your eyes open like a hawk
Mouth full of drool, a predator as you stalk

You flash a smile and throw me a wink
I roll my eyes so hard, it’s clear what you think

I try to ignore you and hope you’ll go away
You don’t get the hint and you head my way

You can’t be serious? I shake my head in disbelief
Why are you trying to bring your foolishness to me?

You slither over to deliver your line
You don’t have a clue you’re wasting your time

I’m unfazed by your hook, your bait I don’t accept
So, out of your mouth marches a parade of disrespect

I’m confused. What part of your being did I offend?
All I said was, “No, thank you. I don’t need you as a friend.”

You only confirmed a life with you would be insane
If I’m nothing to you now, then nothing I’d remain

I realize it’s impossible to see what ignites in my head
But, that wasn’t your desire anyway, I get it, I understand

I take pity on your perception, your wealth of ignorance
I’m sorry for all those women who felt they were worthy of this

It’s not your fault; some women find your presence remarkable
It’s not their fault; they don’t know dignity should be untouchable

Think what you want about me, I’m not ashamed
I won’t apologize for answering to nothing less than my name

Maybe one day all women will again put their standards first
And not settle for men who want to negotiate their worth

The message needs to be passed from one to the next
Only then will those men understand we won’t settle for less

Until that day, I will stand with respect all on my own
My fortress is strong around my Predator-Free zone

Because when I enter a room my poise strikes a pose
Confidence is my pedestal, higher than my stilettos

To myself I am a Queen, I don't accept just anything
So, don’t approach me, my honor is reserved for my King

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