we hold these voices
to be self
-evident, created to sing.
we have the right to bare
under an ardent
(or nonexistent) moon.
we hold our sacred sisters
close, hands clasped.
we have the right to cast
our river stones,
our violent crowns.
and when someone tells us
otherwise, we have the right
Written for Toads.
I love this. Very clever and full of truth except we don’t always remain silent. Right?
I ABSOLUTELY love this. Clever and smile-inducing from title to the last comma.
Very witty and makes me feel all… glad to be a woman!
I love this!! It flows so nicely together. I was smiling beginning to end. Proud to be a woman…although not always silent. Love the (smiling) ahead of silent.
Love it… and silent or…… not. Smiling.
Ha I am rarely silent. (I think others might prefer it.) Thanks! k.
Yes, we have these rights and more – and it’s good that society finally acknowledges some of them. (Well, make that some societies.)
Very powerful! I love “violent crowns.”
I just love your writing. It is full of whimsy and guts all at the same time.
Thank you. 🙂
I absolutely adore this poem 😀 ❤
We do have the right.. 🙂 ‘our violent crowns’ – wow!
Yes.. and we need the men to match those women… We are ready to step away from being cave-men.
Thank you all, so much.