Friday, November 20, 2009

dear Ms Roxon

dear Ms Roxon
you have more than dampened expectation
you have sold out!
the agent of institutionalization
birth homogenization
increasing medicalisation
you have sold out!

you have sold out on women, responsible women,
rolling in their souls as they’re told to turn over
face to face upon the threshold of fate
in perfect season shall mothers move
instinctual as the sea, rising in swells

you have sold out on babies, innocent babies
stamped on arrival and sent to a future therapy
when life could begin with connectivity,
an hormonal shake, a firing of self
the triumphant love of making it!

you have sold out on fathers, husbanding fathers
bewildered by machines and expertly confusing jargon
men could march from history’s darkness
allied like earth to the clouds of their ladies
chest out upon a 3D engagement of the sacred

you have sold out on midwives, timeless midwives
subordinate to those with 15 minute timelines and pre-determined roads
when midwives could do the good work by just being there
‘women centred care’ is not an answer in a test
it’s what works best!

dear Ms Roxon
you have more than dampened expectation
you have sold out!
the agent of institutionalization
birth homogenization
increasing medicalisation
you have sold out!

dear Ms Roxon
our mobilization will not lie down.
the stirrups do not fit us.


[Viktor, November 2009]

1 comment:

Julie said...

I loved this poem composed and read by Viktor! It was a high-light of the rally. It would be great to see a performance version of it on Youtube, what do you think, Viktor? Congrats on an excellent and moving piece.