Poetry Post: Let Me Get This Straight

I will not be a bride waiting for her groom,

I will be a bride who celebrates beside him.

Let me get this straight,

I am not a weaker vessel.

I am as strong as He made you,

Because He is the one that gives me strength.

Like Jesus is to God,

We are equals.

I was tasked to be a good human,

With qualities only I possess.

Where one of us is lacking,

The other will fill in.

As good teammates do,

We will work together.

That is why I love him,

And I love Him.

I will not serve him,

But we will serve Him.

Let me get this straight,

I am your equal.

Don’t spread the word of man,

Only the words from the one who created him.

Only the words from the one who created her,

Only the words from the one who created me.

He is love,

We have the ability.

He is perfection,

We strive for it.

Let me get this straight,

I do not serve man.

 


 

While going through some of my older poetry, I realized that everything was far too emo to take seriously, but then I discovered this. The Lord knows that nothing gets me fired up more than sexism, and I can’t stand when men who claim to love God actually think that women are beneath them. I am beyond tired of men both in the church and out of it looking at women like we are meant to be protected, like we are fragile, like we need to be parented. We are human, equal to men, and in no need of their control. I do not need to be guided by a man; that is what a parent is for. With my future husband, I want to be loved and cared for just as I would do for him, on an equal playing field. We will be teammates who fill in the gaps for one another.

Thus, this poem was written. Thus, the first poetry post was born, as promised.


Let me know what you think!

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2 thoughts on “Poetry Post: Let Me Get This Straight

  1. Aw beautiful poem, beautiful message!! Love it girl!! Can’t wait for more! Xoxoxo

    Btw I’m so sorry I didn’t realize I can like ur posts, I hadn’t been doing that in the past! Didn’t realize until I read ur other post where you mentioned it! Sorry :)

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