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      Twisted Sister
      Participant

      We are all born of woman, in the rose
      of the womb we suckled our mother’s blood
      and every baby born has a right to love
      like a seedling to the sun. Every baby born
      unloved, unwanted, is a bill that will come
      due in twenty years with interest, an anger
      that must find a target, a pain that will
      beget pain. A decade downstream a child
      screams, a woman falls, a synagogue is torched,
      a firing squad summoned, a button
      is pushed and the world burns.

      I will choose what enters me, what becomes,
      flesh of my flesh. Without choice, no politics,
      no ethics lives. I am not your cornfield,
      not your uranium mine, not your calf
      for fattening, not your cow for milking.
      You may not use me as your factory.
      Priests and legislators do not hold
      shares in my womb or my mind.
      This is my body. If I give it to you
      I want it back. My life
      is a non-negotiable demand.”
      -Marge Piercy, From ‘Right to Life’

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      Lisa
      Main Moderator

      Thank you for sharing with us, Twisted Sister.

    • #143421
      gettingtired
      Participant

      Very powerful.. thank you for sharing this x

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