China: A Feminist Perspective
Polished Emulation of “Capping Rhymes With Sir Shih Ching From Sun’s Root Land”:
Don’t tell me women
Are not the stuff of heroes,
We are the daughters to the fathers
and mothers to the sons.
Our DNA engraved with
the wild women you left out of history books,
And of the ashes from the witches you burned.
Our treasure buried under islands,
all gems, all dazzling with moonlight.
I grieve to think of the girls,
lured in by boys who taste like rain
and feel like silk;
the ones that leave her
feeling like regret. So tell me;
how could you spend your days in this motherland
knowing that women,
are the stuff of heroes.