You can look the other way when you see her feed her
children out of a trash can
You can pretend that they eat three square meals and happily
live in poverty
Too bad you cannot know a mother's anguish when she loses
her child to an illness
Or when she gives him away because she cannot feed him
You can question the figures
You can deny the causes of their death
But you cannot bring back the life of a woman who bleeds to
You cannot hide the pain of a family who just lost their
These are the faces of the women who know
They and the women who have died are the data you choose to
When will you see their faces?
When will you listen to their stories?
Labels: advocacy, reproductive health