called her “woman” and Dismissed her views

You can’t handle a 
Woman who can hold a cigarette 
Better than you

You can’t handle a 
Woman who can race a car 
Faster than you

You laugh at her fight for freedom
And then you wonder why 
Your mother refuses to let you enter 
The heaven that is 
Beneath her holy feet.

You never allowed her to stand on them and ask for her dues
You called her “woman” and 
Dismissed her views

You will forever be standing at 
The gates,
She will forever be guarding 
The gates

  Heaven Beneath Her Feet, Aishah Malak

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