100 Word Wednesdays Flash Fiction: Poem – Lunes – “Pushing On” #amwriting #poetry #flashfiction 

Thanks to Bikurgurl for hosting 100 Word Wednesday Prompts.


Credit: Stephanie of La Photographie


Gazing into my pretty face, 

Seeing mere woman —

No different than any other.


But if you peered deeper

You’d find a —

Woman greater than ‘classified’ gender. 


I’m a person deserving equality;

Because I’m feminist

Doesn’t mean I’m against men.


Required for me are but —

Same wages, salary —

For the same position worked. 


Provide me access to healthcare, 

Birth control; doctors —

Of all specialities needed whenever


I’m a working woman, educated —

well; the Mom —

Driving her kids to hockey. 


Tidying the house and hoping, 

My ‘modern’ husband, 

Helps me because shared chores —


Equal happier relationships –less fighting. 

Don’t talk trash, 

Hurt and abuse; I’m strong. 


But your sexist comments hurt;

Our Grandmother’s mother’s, 

Began fighting for women’s rights. 


Are they rights only in —

Writing? Yet I —

Push their battle on so —


One day my daughter doesn’t, 

Have to fight;

Ignored for being a female.


©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved.  

17 thoughts on “100 Word Wednesdays Flash Fiction: Poem – Lunes – “Pushing On” #amwriting #poetry #flashfiction 

  1. bikurgurl February 11, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Empowerment of women, by women, for women, for the world. We give voice to this, we give life to this, we rise above this. Because of women who are willing to march, because of women who are willing to write, because of women who are willing to love — we all have a place in this conversation to do what we can do in the way we can do it. Thank you so much for your beautiful writing, your wonderful perspective, your heart-felt words ❤

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    • mandibelle16 February 11, 2017 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks Bikurgurl! Yes, it’s what the picture shows I think. Exactly what you say. You’re very welcome 🙂 Thanks also for the tweets 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • bikurgurl February 11, 2017 / 11:55 pm

        You are most welcome ❤️️


  2. Lorraine February 14, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Powerful statement — it would be so great if your daughter didn’t face the same problems/issues woman still continue to face — here in North America and around the world. Empowerment is a universal language all women speak.

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    • mandibelle16 February 14, 2017 / 10:53 pm

      Thanks Lorraine. I’m not a Mom yet but I do wish this for all young girls. I don’t know if it’s possible but I hope so 🙂


      • Lorraine February 14, 2017 / 10:57 pm

        Each generation of women hope that their daughters — all young women — will see an improvement. The women in our families who came before us fought so that we might vote, go to university, work in non-traditional jobs. So your wish for the next generation is well put.

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      • mandibelle16 February 14, 2017 / 11:17 pm

        Thanks again 😀🎈 Hope you had a good Valentine’s Day 🙂 ❤


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