Today I stained my dress.
Today I stained my white dress,
The slim strapped, laced up, white dress,
The dress I always wear on days that are my best.
It’s my lucky dress.

Today I stained my dress.
No!
I did not stain it with coffee or red wine .
I did not stain it with tea or mango juice .

Today I stained my white dress.
I stained it with red,
I stained it with the red of blood,
I stained it with the red of my blood.

Today I stained my white dress with blood.
The man who sat next to me on the bus looked at me walking out ,
He stared at me with disapproval .
He stared at me like i am the one to blame for all instability in this broke society .

Today I stained my white dress
Today I stained my dress with the red of blood,
Blood that is meant to prove am a normal woman,
No one cared to tell me of the stain apart from the woman who wrapped around my waist a Shuka.
They all looked away,
They all looked away like I betrayed my country.
They looked away as if I had sold my soul.

Today I stained my white dress.
Today I stained my dress and wanted to ran home and hide my face ,
I wanted to go home and cry myself to sleep.

Today I stained my white dress.
Today I stained my dress and thought of all the women who came before me .
I thought of Maya Angelou ,Rupi Kaur ,
I thought of what they would do.
So today ,
I stained my white dress with the red of blood .
I wore this stain like a crown,
I wore this stain with pride,
I wore this stain with no shame because it is no stain at all.
It is a force of nature ,
It is who I have to be ,
It is who I AM.
Today i wore my white dress,
The slim strapped,laced up white dress,
And I walked through dirty streets,
And I met mentally stained human beings .

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5 thoughts to “I stained my dress 

  • támedFingerZ

    Wicked poetry genius😍. Specially love the ending!

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    • csheshi_

      But we can change the society right ? We can stop being judgemental . Thank you 😊

      Reply
      • támedFingerZ

        We can change the society!! The stigma on some of this things should be a thing of the past

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      • forever_herie

        True that, we need to stop acting like accidents don’t happen.

        Reply
  • Agnes

    Spot on!
    I loved this 🔥🔥

    Reply

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