Poetry: Humanistic Love

Out of the Sandbox

Feminism, what is it really….Is it a


Are the answers already set up with

questions in ‘em

Weren’t we all given a mission, and then built

so specifically different

Just look at the blueprint, different bones and different hearts

beating at different rhythms

I once said it was stupid but I said that out of ignorance since,

I grew up under my Mother’s wisdom

And my Dad treated her like a queen, he said that’s how

we’re supposed to treat women

But what if my Mamma never showed me the


What if Grandma didn’t meet the very


Of a true woman whose family came first when

she put herself second

What if I had to see life through a Suffragists’


Oh, I don’t know, I might be in prison, I don’t

think I could have taken it sittin

The degradation and exclusion might have pushed

me past my limit

So show respect for women, for their strength

and their wisdom

A kind of respect my ancestors should have


While respect is earned, not given, I show respect

for previous missions

Lord knows, this life goes so fast if you blink

you might miss it

So from my heart to yours, thank you for your role

in this part of life we call….




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