United By Gender

There is no
safety zone
or comfort
in numbers
The votes
have been cast
– opinions abound
The tides are turning,
and at the risk
of an uprising,
United By Gender 
the battle will rage on
As my grandmother,
my mother before me
and the females
that will come after;
our right to express
and to determine
our destiny
is that unto its own
Our choice –
Be it faith based,
or conscience ,
reasons of practicality
or not,
timing or lack of
No religion,
no man,
nor political agenda;
will hold the power,
will obtain control
over the basic rights
to our innate freedoms.

© 2016 TrilbyYates