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He Bullies

A poem by Virginia Phiri. Part of a series of poems by African feminist writers for 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.

Virginia Phiri
8 December 2012
  • Cowards to the core
  • Petty minded
  • Toothless bull dogs
  • Schemers
  • Braggers
  • Enveloped in sick dreams
  • Dressed in inferiority complex
  • Thrive on teasing and threats
  • Weave conflicts to survive
  • Armed with verbal and physical abuse
  • Vampires that suck your shadow and confidence

 

Read other articles in the series, 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence 2012.

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