Josephine DixonBanks

Rookie (Danbury, Connecticut)

U Call Me - Poem by Josephine DixonBanks

You called me a lesbian
Because I chose to make love to myself
I spent my whole life with me being what marriage
Society and education trained
Now, I make love to my sister that I am
The woman I adore
My mother of my being, Me

You called me a whore
Because I loved men
When hate got tired of chastising me for thinking about myself
I sought affection in the opposite direction of my destiny
Men were not my comfort zone
They were the abusers of my soul

Men, being accepted by other men
Was the delight of pride
Which had to abide in men’s eyes, between their thighs
These men called me a whore
Because I loved men

You called me a prostitute
Because I accepted money
I married you
You gave me, fine homes, expensive clothes, luxury car
All these things for legal sexual favors
I guess I was your exclusive
I guess I was your exclusive

You! May call me what you will
But I am the only one making me
Create, all I am

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005

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