Hypatia, I would like to apologize for what the world has become. I wish I was brave like you. If you saw how the world progressed since your death you would have great sorrow for your sisters. You praised knowledge for both men and women. Freedom to choose to marry or not. They claim that we have liberty in the Gods we choose in a free world, yet they press the very faith that murdered you. These are seen in micro aggressive whirlwinds or straight forward legislation religiously or governmentally. You looked at the sky and used your capacity to dissect the stars. I vindicate you to say you were right the universe does not revolve around the Earth.
Hypatia of Alexandria
You were the greatest Mathematician of your time
Though Christians burned your writings
Your memory I did find
In the writings of your fans
Your history couldn’t be extinguished by man
St. Catherine of Alexandria, an alias Christian made
To not only have killed you, in an attempt to claim your name
Your martyrdom standing up for what you believed in
They reframed for their own design
Though this sly trick historians did find.
Their cruelty they did embrace
Within their church the murderers did disgrace
How can Christians hold up their heads
With the knowledge of those innocents dead
In the name of Christianity’s reign
For shame in disgrace with disdain
Embarrassed by embracing this once I do admit
But never I will again
Domesticated show dogs to live for your owners will
You play your part dutifully
Or scorn they will reveal
Step out of line and feel the wrath as they started once with me
Bite your tongue in silence
Better seen than heard you’ll be
You will go far by your looks
Uneducated swine
For treats you will be given
Tokens of their esteem
Your gilded cage will glisten
On the short leash the do lead
Why have these brutes Tyrannize
Their mothers, daughters, sisters loves
Bought their bullshit wholesale
After oppression indeed won
Fight back my sisters and be free
To learn and work and live
Without patriarchs oppression
Holding down your head
Love without their manipulations
The contract is written in blood
Don’t sell your souls to their society
To their new tradition they have won
It is not too late to gain back
Your minds and integrity
Your intellect is far more important
You were above acting in violence
But refused to be silenced
Respected was your mind
The pathway to light you did find
True you did stay in chastity
Free you were from domesticity
Science and Math were your life devotions
Any love other than learning was not in your notions
You spent your days educating, philosophizing
And preserving the written word
You died protecting collected knowledge
Christian churches you paid no homage
The mobs of christians came to end your light
Never a sword or shield you lift to fight
Neoplatonism didn’t differentiate men and women as sage
The dawn of Christianity revealed the coming of a new age
Your life expired, born a woman, never married, not a man
Teaching they refused you, yet you persist as you know you can
Your way of life refused you, in a time where living shifts
So men can domesticate women meek where home labor fits
You didn’t fit the mold, and were pruned for your intellect
So pseudo-science can deem women’s minds of deficit
Denying them proper educations, locking them away without a key
To say women are no Einsteins, the public sphere they must leave.
By Christian document they are defective,
Labeled the cause for what humans lack
Eden in the shadow of Eve
The life giving power of women seen as bad
Blaming all women, for biting a forbidden fruit
A fabricated fable written by man,
Set to put women in their place.
Women gain back some power,
Education is returned
Men still hold power
Controlling all the world
We were always equal to men
Whether they admitted this or not
Slaves they wished to possess
Our labor they had sought
When working for men in a man’s world
A woman finds amiss
Her power and voice and equality
How dare she be so bold
I wonder how you would see
The world we live in today
Disrespect in amusement
Laws do allow and permit
Lawmakers are corrupt
Society elects them anyway
Rapist harassing men
Its ok, she is to blame.
We live in a society
Where it is her fault not his
I went to church with my LBGTQ friend
They did a sermon on it being a sin
Addressing this with the pastor after said sermon
He pushed his microphone against my shoulder pushing me away
Get back in line thou speak out of turn
What right have I to speak in the land of men
While they cultivate the next generation of hate
To follow them again
I said I would never be back
To hear his narrow minded hate
I have been raped, harassed, oppressed, shunned
But I never died a martyr like you,
Given the opportunity to succeed
And to do what you do
I wish women were valued as men are
A birth right by Christian gain
I celebrate you and everything you do
You died brave and true
Extinguished by religions anew
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Written on March 06, 2022

Submitted by rmandato123 on March 06, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme Text too long
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 4,973
Words 905
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 119

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