Reena is the host of Reena’s Xploration Challenge
“Shhh! It’s your turn now”
Use this as the first or last line in your piece.
There is no restriction on length or format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap.
Shhh! It’s your turn now
They ask me to speak, but gag me with conditions
Hand me the mike but ask me to say nothing
What sort of freedom of expression it is, I ask
When I can only say what they think it’s proper
Where my voice can only be heard when I’m mute
Shhh! They say, don’t blurt out the truth openly
Don’t wash the dirty laundry in public, save our faces
Don’t air your grievances in front of strangers
You have the liberty to express your thoughts
But don’t cross the boundaries we set for you!
A woman’s perspective!