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This thought-provoking and deeply moving poem explores women's rage and the reasons behind it. Are women justified in expressing their rage?

Rage, rage, go away

Come back another day

Take a deep breath

Get some rest

Pretend it’ll all go away

Rage, rage, go away

Come back another day

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The hand that touched your breast

Not at your behest

Think of it as play

Rage, rage go away

Come back another day

His demand for food

Closed fist to show his mood

It’s just part of the day

Rage, rage go away

Come back another day

You’re a harlot, a whore

For demanding what’s yours

No right to have a say

Rage, rage go away

Come back another day

The boss grazes your thigh

While avoiding your eye

And the office looks the other way

Rage don’t ever go away

Never wait for another day

Take a go at it all

Make them heed your call

Wait not before slapping it away

Image creadit: Noah Buscher on Unsplash

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About the Author


I'm an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and now a published author. My first novel, Cloud 9 Minus One, was published by HarperCollins India in 2009. read more...

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