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by Daniel
Rated: 18+ · Poetry · Women's · #2130455
A poem about ownership of a vagina. Best read in the style of a children's storybook.
My vagina
My vagina doesn't belong to me
So who owns my vagina?
Let me look, let me see - maybe

My vagina belongs to my parents
They keep it covered so the world won't see
They tell me to protect it and never share it
It's not mine perse for they control it

My vagina does not belong to me
So who owns my vagina?
Let me look, let me see - maybe

My vagina belongs to the church
They tell me it's dirty, that it is unclean
Yet they tell me it's a precious gift
To hold until marriage and to present to him
Mary's vagina bore child - a virgin
And the martyrs I was taught to emulate

My vagina does not belong to me
So who owns my vagina?
Let me look, let me see - maybe
Pads and tampons own my vagina
Every month nature seeks to control me
A slave to pads and cotton sticks
The freshness needs of the community
Provided by fragrant douches not so naturally
My vagina does not belong to me
The pill, the patch, the shot, and the IUD
Compete with each other for my vagina you see
It's an all-out hormonal war at the local drug store
For ownership of this vagina
That does not belong to me

My vagina does not belong to me
So who owns my vagina?
Let me look, let me see - maybe

My husband owns my vagina
After all I kept it clean and pristine, just for him
He decides when it comes out and when to play
Though the pleasure's all his in this way

My vagina does not belong to me
So who owns my vagina?
Let me look, let me see - maybe

My children own my vagina
Parting it and coming into the world
Draining nutrients and adding skin folds
To the gym I go, just to maintain
For my husband, kids, and family

My vagina does not belong to me
So who owns my vagina?
Let me look, let me see - maybe

Posh editors and fashion magazines
Telling me to cover it in silk, lace, and sheen
All displayed by ideal beauties
In high glossed, air-brushed photos
That show me how to be

My vagina does not belong to me
So who owns my vagina?
Let me look, let me see - maybe

The politicians in Washington
So smart and so male
Taking autonomy and deriding my will
It's all right here considered in every health bill

My vagina does not belong to me
So who owns my vagina?
Let me look, let me see - maybe

My vagina was taken by time
Husband is dead and kids are all grown
They shuffled me out and into "the home"
But time has taken my vagina from me
It's dry and without desire
From years of repression - left to expire

My vagina does not belong to me
Who owns my vagina?
Let me look, let me see - maybe

My vagina was robbed by a patient care provider
Trust shattered - him taking that which never was mine
His arm heavy on my chest
As I lay paralyzed gasping for breath

My vagina does not belong to me
My vagina belongs to God
Taken along with my soul from me

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