My Defiant Soul

My Defiant Soul

A Poem by Valerie Dean Belew
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You can take this as a political statement, or just a statement of how I live, or consider it both.

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MY DEFIANT SOUL
 
The programmed thinking of society
Has never done a thing for me
You can take your role of submissiveness
And stick it where it ought to be
Stuff it in a bottle
Trap it with a cork
And throw it to the bottom of the sea
It’s never done a thing
Never done a thing
Never done a thing for me
 
I don’t wanta be known as a lady
If it’s meant to put chains on me
If it ties me down
Or holds me in bounds
I’d rather that I wouldn’t be
I’d rather be too bold
Than to fit in a mold
That’s never gonna set me free
It’s never done a thing
Never done a thing
Never done a thing for me
 
Hide it in a bottle
Trap it with a cork
And throw it to the bottom of the sea
It never did a thing
Never did a thing
Never did a thing for me
 
The far right movement of society
Has never done a thing for me
It’s like a dog on a chain
A horse on a rein
Some loser’s insecurity
 
Hide it in a bottle
Trap it with a cork
And send it to the bottom of the sea
It’s never done a thing
Never done a thing
Never done a thing for me
 
We can send it where it ought to be
To the bottom of the darkest sea
It never did a thing
Never did a thing
Never did a thing for me
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

© 2009 Valerie Dean Belew


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Author's Note

Valerie Dean Belew
This is a very strong issue for me, and I don't back down. Love me or leave me. LOL.

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Wonderful, wonderful piece of work! I really love poetry that speaks out for what we believe, for our morals and values. I truly agree with you: Being a lady means being bound in so many ways.

This is something I love about our world today: freedom of speech, no matter who you are. And then again, at the same time, we get thrown down if we speak against the norm, if we go against what normal society thinks. So many people these days are just sheep to pop culture and blind to everything. Open minds are sometimes a rare occurrence.

And then of course, society can get restricting, and we can all be forced to do something, or just how people treat you after will change. It's so weird how things work that way. Truly, we are all tied down because of the beliefs of people. Freedom is well.. only partial. This is why I keep an open mind, and realize that anything can be proved wrong. New ideas to me are always good, just be prepared to give me a reason.

Good work, this poem was written well, with the point clearly visible. The form of it was interesting, and the repetition really brought home how you felt.

Keep it up!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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A good write, didn't do a thing for me, just the opposite, and my Soul is connected to his maker. Keep writing. God bless

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I respect and love you. I read your review from Ellen's story "He touched my Soul", I followed you, yes I have a little message for you, I understand and share your views about religion, any religion. God didn't make religion.....man did, and a big mess of it. I just wanted to tell you this, you are not alone. Take care.
Hugs...Annie

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I hear ya- I recognise a free spirit when I see one- the 'chorus' acts as the ideal closure on all the aspects of repression that you have brought to light in this. It's a none-conformist, self-affirming kick a*s ballad- right up my street! Nice one, spence

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wonderful, wonderful piece of work! I really love poetry that speaks out for what we believe, for our morals and values. I truly agree with you: Being a lady means being bound in so many ways.

This is something I love about our world today: freedom of speech, no matter who you are. And then again, at the same time, we get thrown down if we speak against the norm, if we go against what normal society thinks. So many people these days are just sheep to pop culture and blind to everything. Open minds are sometimes a rare occurrence.

And then of course, society can get restricting, and we can all be forced to do something, or just how people treat you after will change. It's so weird how things work that way. Truly, we are all tied down because of the beliefs of people. Freedom is well.. only partial. This is why I keep an open mind, and realize that anything can be proved wrong. New ideas to me are always good, just be prepared to give me a reason.

Good work, this poem was written well, with the point clearly visible. The form of it was interesting, and the repetition really brought home how you felt.

Keep it up!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I can very much relate to your write...so many people have labeled me and the woman I care about before they know what they are getting into (mostly men). I really hate it and I always make a point about proving them wrong...that is my biggest flaw. These are wonderful lyrics I really love it!!!

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Posted 11 Years Ago


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Don't ever back down! Very strong and well put words for an issue you believe strongly in! I like the flow as well!

Posted 11 Years Ago


I would love to see this put to music. It would probably be a popular theme song for many women. It's fiesty, bold, and to the point. Hmmm....you could also make a fortune selling bottles with corks too. There would be a long line of us independent women clamoring to buy them by the case full. LOL

Posted 11 Years Ago


This looks like a great song, love to hear it.

Far Right~Far Left... they are both about the same to me.
I certainly don't think of women as submissive, in fact a novel I am writing deals with a rekindled Uniarchal society where women and men are totally equal.

A couple of years ago I called my best friend here at the Cafe a 'lady' and she blocked me.


Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This song takes the cake! You always tell me my little insignificant poetry is a slice of life...well i'm giving you the entire dessert on this one. It really gets to the heart of how we as women are raised in this society! I love, love, love it! (I can't wait to hear you sing it....LOL)
Keep it up GF!
K

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is one fiesty little work of satiric art. Evidently we both love the song, I "Won't Back Down". In today's society you had better be ready to stand your ground or someone will jerk the proverbial rug from under your feet. This would make a great song for Pink or even Bonnie Raitt. You have talent and I love the boldness you put into this poetic lyric. Throw me a couple of those bottles and some corks. I have a few people that I would like to stuff in them. lol Nothing is more frustrating than to be labeled the weaker sex. Heck I have changed the oil on a car, mixed and poured cement, worked on the plumbing and put the little black dress on for a night on the town afterwards. Just because you are female, does not mean you have to depend on someone else. I appauld your independence and the fantastic tribute you wrote for it.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Valerie Dean Belew
Valerie Dean Belew

Atlanta area, actually Jackson, GA, but that sounds too backward and redneck...., GA



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