Monday, April 22, 2013

A-Z Challenge



For the A-Z challenge, we decided to post a new and original poem every day (yipes!)  Today, inspired by the fabulous suffragettes, Juliet tackles the letter "S."




Suffrage


Marching in straight white lines,
Ankles thick with dust.
The ladies covered,
Four hundred miles,
Behind a general,
Without the required,
Weapon between,
Her legs.
From Elizabeth in 1868,
To Alice in 1920.
Fifty-two years they marched,
Until the flag they flew,
Included their own carefully stitched stars.

©2013 Juliet Bond all rights reserved






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Today I'm plugging an event that I am part of next weekend.
If you are in the Chicago area, come to a benefit concert for
COPE (Caring Outreach for Parents in Evanston.)
Our organization provides temporary help
to families in crisis.
Learn more here.



28 comments:

  1. We need to be grateful to the women who worked for our voting rights.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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    1. Yes! I think I love you, Banker chick:)

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  2. what a great idea for a poem, and a cool event you are part of!

    sound of music

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  3. I have so much love for this poem!

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  4. Great poem for S. We certainly owe these women a debt of gratitude!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Jenny at Choice City Native

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  5. excellent poems! you're doing a fantastic job with the challenge & poetry month!

    happy a to z!

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  6. Those women are so inspiring! Fantastic poem ;)

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  7. So grateful to these women! Love the photo you included with the poem.

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    1. Yes! That's Alice Paul holding the flag on the day that the 19th amendment was finally passed!

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  8. Interesting, and insightful, poem. Just stopping by for A to Z. Keep writing!

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  9. Nice poem and excellent subject. It just goes to show you what people can get done with the right organization.

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  10. Great poem summing up the situation of the suffragettes and their efforts to change things for women really well.

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  11. Great poem that very eloquently highlights a group of amazing and brave woman.

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  12. I still have writings from my GGGrandmother on the Suffragettes in California. So inspiring they were
    KaTy Did at: Life's Ride As I See It
    Just stopping in from the A-Z

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    1. Wow! Mine are more recent immigrants so I don't think any of them have such wonderful credits :)

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