I Fight

Poem By Angela Davis

I was a small child
an outlet for my parents' rage,
his vile, sickening lust
and I fought

I was a young woman
caught in the same web
by another and yet another,
I was a victim again
and I fought

I found freedom
and finally love
but I was afraid
it could not not be
And I fought

This love saw through
my fear and insecurities
overcame my walls
no longer did I fight

I found happiness
and joy in life
for the first time
being shown the beauty
of the world around me

But I watched my body
as it changed, wasting away
even as my heart and soul grew
and still I fight

I feel the sickness spread
It is eating me away
feeding it's mass
at my expense
soon there will be nothing left
but still I fight

Even as my body withers
I grow inside
What cancer strips from me
is filled by what my loves give me

Because I fight

Comments about I Fight

Sometimes we have to fight... I admire your strength. Lesa
I admire your spirit...remember, you are not alone... Love A


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I remember
hiding, crying,
cowering, screaming,
begging God to end my life

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For so long I buried and denied
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that which I could not repress

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My dreams shattered in the tense stillness
as endless threats and blows clothe my form
My stomach flutters in familiar fear
and I am ashamed of my weakness

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Hellish beast hunts the night
Stealing loved ones from my sight
In the darkness all is lost
Was my freedom worth the cost?

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This is for every woman
that cries herself to sleep
that lies alone in bed at night
that stays awake, unable to sleep