POETRY Reading: SHAMED INTO SILENCE, by Soyini Crenshaw

Performed by Val Cole

POEM:

Shame, Shame go away I don’t want you any day
Shamed into Silence…
My spirit was dehumanized
Shamed into Silence…
By the words of my grandma “It’s yo’ own fault y’ know mens cain’t control theyselves
Shamed into Silence…
By the hands of my grandma beating ’til I could no longer speak
Shame, Shame, go away I don’t want you any day
Shamed into Silence…
At ten I had a woman’s body
Shame, Shame go away I don’t want you any day
Shamed!
My voice didn’t matter
Nobody cared ‘cause
Girls got touched all the time by their
Daddy
Brother
Uncle
Neighbor
SHAMED!

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