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I Am Imelda Marcos

Poetry By: Patricia McGurk Martin
Poetry



Three powerful women leaders express the contradictions in their roles, and express their suffering through sexual degradation that is an historical brutal control mechanism put on women in royalty, or "women royals".

The prostitution children in the Philippines face is mirrored in high-level women everywhere in society through gender stereotypes, i.e., all women have a fundamentally sexual role no matter their positions.


Submitted:Aug 15, 2010    Reads: 73    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


I Am Imelda Marcos

© 2000-2010 Patricia McGurk Martin

Hi hi Hi I am Princess Di

Hi hi hi I am Princess Di

Hi hi hi I am Princess Di

My dress is still too tight

My dress suffocated me

It is killing me

I know I matter to you because

I am smiling in this deathly white dress

At you I am wearing it for you

For You

Hi Hi Hi I am Imelda Marcos

My Husband is the President!

I matter and the people are waving

To me at me from me

I emanate with my husband's will

I emanate with my husband's will

Not from I said I told you

Never never from the man

I was never a sex servant

Not a madam I said

I am Imelda Marcos

The Phillippine children are forced

into prostitution

And I grieve behind my smile

As I wave at you

I know I matter

I am not fulfilled by this

Hi Hi Hi I am Patricia McGurk

Patricia McGurk Martin

I am Europa

Hi Hi Hi I am Patricia McGurk

I am Europa

I am a monarch

I am really a monarch

You made me the flunkie

The maid in hypnosis

The admin

The maid in my own apartment

The sex servant

The slave I never was

Any of these

I am Patricia McGurk Martin

I am Europa I am Europe

And you are the thugs

Nookie nookie nookie

Shookie shookie shookie

Cookie cookie nookie nookie

You said I had to ask them this

Do you want some nookie?

Smile at the White Man

Nokie noke nokiii

No Nukes I said

I am Europa I am Europe

And you are the thugs

I am not a maid and I never was

A maid

But an Emperor

I Am an Emperor

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

HAN HAN HAN

Ha Ha I Said

We all smile at the White Man

Nookie nookie nookie

Nookie nookie nookie

That's all he wants they told me

At two

The women told me

Give him the nookie but not the European royalty

Goodbye goodbye I was not your Good Thing

I wrote it

No nookie no nukes in the Phillippines

Or C.A. Central America

If I don't own them I will claim them

As my intellectual products

Or simply write a poem about the slavery

With nuclear details

Ha Ha I Said

Ha Ha I Said

Ha Ha I Said

Ha Ha I Said

Rayda rayda raedaaaaa

Ray Da

No nookie!

Women can live without fullfillment

From the man

Forever, they told me at birth





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