I Ain’t No Damsel


You have mistaken me

for a damsel in distress

waiting for the handsome prince

to come rescue me

slay the dragon

You seem to be under the mistaken impression

that I have no backbone

that previous violations of my boundaries

as a girl child

has left me spineless


You appear to be implying that I am looking

for the right man to come and save me

from my darkness

lead me lovingly into the light

into normalcy

away from the broken thing

you seem to feel I am

You seem to believe that when I write

about my sexuality

that this actually has something to do with you


Let me set the record straight

I am the fucking dragon

I saved myself long ago

I have a steel reinforced spine

a barbed tongue that roars truth

I have learned to love my darkness

I have learned to love my light

I have no desire to hear what inappropriate

unwelcome things

you would like to do to my body

last time I checked you are not my lover

my words are not an engraved invitation

into my bed

or the inside of

my head

My pen is a flaming sword

and I am not afraid of fire


© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved



32 thoughts on “I Ain’t No Damsel

      • It’s ridiculous and it’s the most ungentlemanly thing you could possible do to intrude upon a woman character in such a way. Being a gentleman to me has always been about respect 1st and foremost. Personal space and polite and appropriate behavior. Seriously, I do not understand the modern dynamic of alpha male fuckery. I do not understand why it is so popular. It drives me insane.

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      • Its ironic because in real life 50 year old women start to become invisible because we no longer fit the societal image of what a desirable woman looks like. More often than I would like here, I run into those who want to fix me or virtually fuck me. If is such a small minority in comparison to the many lovely, respectful male writers I encounter here but I literally don’t know a woman on WP that hasn’t had someone violate their boundaries. I don’t expect it to be perfect here but this does feel like a much safer space than the rest of the world

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      • You are exactly right. One of the things I have been driving to write about (because of anger) has been that all the women I know have had to deal with this bullshit. It makes me embaressed that I share a space out here with some of these men.

        It should be safer here. That’s the tragic part.

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