My Body Is My Own

It makes my blood boil,
When a man believes he has a right
To an opinion on a woman's body.

Considering it was a man who
Left me with internal scarring,
And the inability to have the choice
Of being a mother or not.

It was a man who destroyed my innocence
When I was young,
And played it off like it was nothing.

It was a man who made me fear for my life.
Who left me with bruises,
And the inability to sleep without medication.

It's because of men
That I carry a weapon
When I have to go somewhere alone.

The only time I man should have an opinion
About a woman's body
Is when he is agreeing with her.