I hear a thousand voices aired
“Woman are equal, woman are free!”
I read a thousand words written
“Women can do it, women are strong!”
I see a thousand photos printed
“Women are fighters, women are tough!”
I catch a thousand sighs put out
“I cannot do it, my child is unwell”
I observe a thousand wrongs accomplished
“I have no food, the money is tight”
I watch a thousand crimes committed
“I am without help, justice’s not mine”
I do not want a Woman’s Day,
this ephemeral clamour of yearly uproar
365 Equality Days is what we need
not only to do, but mainly to be.
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
ALRIGHT—YOU GO, GIRLS!
Profound and so accurate. Nicely written. If only.
Thank you! Yes, if only!