Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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SUFFRAGE
Pins and needles, hat box glove
She speaks her language, as she knows how
But give her the right, her finger to stain
A much better balance now sustains
SUFFRAGE © gillena cox 2016


Written for
Midweek Motif ~ Suffrage, the right to vote

20 comments:

  1. I especially like the first and third lines.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in piano warm

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  2. I love how you have used some of the more traditional tools of womanhood - needles and pins- to illustrate the power of their vote - skilfully and eloquently written

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  3. Thank you for your appreciation Jae

    Much love...

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  4. This is wonderful - thanks for sharing this - Moskowitz

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    1. Happy you dropped in Mosk

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Thotpurge

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  6. Amen! a much better balance. And nothing of her preference need be lost to gain it.

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  7. Thanks for your appreciation Susan

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  8. Thankfully women won the right to vote - a much better balance indeed. I, too, liked the reference to older passtimes like sewing, wearing gloves etc. from my grandma's day.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Sherry

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  9. For millennia the role of women was belittled because it was so important. It is amazing that it took so long to recognize the equal partnership and even longer for universal suffrage which is still not yet universally. One day perhaps.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Robin

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    1. Happy you dropped in Maggie

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  11. Lovely poem....Yes, elections enabled this change!!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Panchali

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  12. a pleasure to see the use of time honoured references.

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  13. How wonderfully succinctly you sum up the movement of the suffragettes, Gillena. Balance being the magic word!

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