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In Praise of Women

An original poem, written by me

In Praise of Women

Her body is
all at once
Infusing life with creativity

Her mind is
at any given moment
Knowing what is needed and providing

Her spirit is
in any situation
Finding joy and peace inspite of fear and burden

She is Holy
She is Magnificence.

She is Love
She is Beauty
She is Drama
She is Emotion

She is you.

It’s been a long time since I wrote poetry.  It’s been a long time since I was inspired to, to be honest.  But this morning I woke with a start to something in my mind, et voila.  It’s born of many things, not the least of which is the controversy spawned by the cover of Time this week.  I started a post on that, and you know, it might still get published.  But for now, I’m going to let it lie.  There are some fantastic posts out there (like this one and this one to point you to just 2) and really, the inflammatory piece really doesn’t warrant any more attention.

Today, I ask you to think before you judge, and to stop before you give voice to that judgement.  Your right to have an opinion is accompanied by an equally important right: to think before you state it.  While today is officially named “Mother’s Day” I personally believe that it’s a day in which all women who care for children in any capacity – as a sister, aunt, cousin, daycare provider, neighbour, friend…  whatever capacity you can think of – to be celebrated for the joy and honour it is to be Woman.

Here’s to you, my friend.

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Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Poetry, Randomness


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