Fanm/Women

12 03 2011
Nou se manman yon peyi
Atout se fanm ki bay lavi
Yo ban n’ tout non pote
Tankou atagaz, m’ fèl deja, FKD
Men yo bliye si se nan kot yo nou soti
E n’ap toujou rete poto mitan yon fanmi
Lave se nou, pase se nou
Nan kizin nou bon
Sou kabann nou pi bon
Lè rete yo rele’n choukoun
Pou yo ka jwenn ti bouboun
Tout pasyon yo se fanm
y’ap fout fou pou fant janm
Epi se fanm yo pi maltrete
Yo gade’n pi mal ke salte
Fanmn, malgre y’ap fèn pase tray
Nou pap janm dekouraje
N’ap kontinye batay
pou dwa nou respekte

—  CICERON Wesline

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We are the mother of the country

It is women who give life to all.

Yet they call us all kinds of names,

Like atagaz, “I’ve already had her,” and “hit-and-run.”

But they forget that we were made of their ribs

And that we remain the cornerstone of the family.

Washing – that’s us.  Ironing – that’s us.

We’re good in the kitchen

We’re even better in bed.

Men call us “honey,”

Just to get in our honey-pot.

We’re the object of all their passion,

They go crazy to get between our legs

Yet it is women who are the most mistreated

They treat us like we’re less than dirt

We women, though they put us through hell

Will never be discouraged

We will continue to fight

For our rights to be respected.

— Wesline CICERON


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2 responses

7 04 2011
D

This is unfortunately the case all over the world — the common experience of being female. But women do fight! And they can and do amazing things, especially together.

9 07 2011
Chelsey

Mwen te renmen li sa a anpil. Li gen yon bèl to rit ki te fè m byen tande sa ou te vle di.

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