wild women of relatively newfound {freedom}

of speech,
we hold these voices
to be self
-evident, created to sing.

we have the right to bare
arms,
calves,
midriffs
and dance
under an ardent
(or nonexistent) moon.

of assembly,
we hold our sacred sisters
close, hands clasped.

we have the right to cast
our vote,
our river stones,
our violent crowns.

and when someone tells us
otherwise, we have the right
to remain
………..(smiling)
silent.

 

 

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Written for Toads

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15 Responses to wild women of relatively newfound {freedom}

  1. Myrna Rosa says:

    I love this. Very clever and full of truth except we don’t always remain silent. Right?

  2. Sherry Marr says:

    I ABSOLUTELY love this. Clever and smile-inducing from title to the last comma.

  3. abarn003 says:

    Very witty and makes me feel all… glad to be a woman!

  4. Amy Stevens says:

    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.

  5. Love it… and silent or…… not. Smiling.

  6. ManicDdaily says:

    Ha I am rarely silent. (I think others might prefer it.) Thanks! k.

  7. Yes, we have these rights and more – and it’s good that society finally acknowledges some of them. (Well, make that some societies.)

  8. Very powerful! I love “violent crowns.”

  9. I just love your writing. It is full of whimsy and guts all at the same time.

  10. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    I absolutely adore this poem 😀 ❤

  11. asthaguptaa says:

    We do have the right.. 🙂 ‘our violent crowns’ – wow!

  12. Kerry O'Connor says:

    Exactly so!

  13. Yes.. and we need the men to match those women… We are ready to step away from being cave-men.

  14. whimsygizmo says:

    Thank you all, so much.

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