International Women's Day

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Pages and pages of pink and pink
roses on dresses and slender chic drink,
All pictures pretty some might think
but none reflecting strength, and that's the thing:

Women's Day isn't all flowers and hearts
it's message shouldn't be limited before it starts,
we are more than our constituent parts
so today try to tear stereotypes apart -

Support our differences, our quirks,
you don't have to be feminine, whatever works,
behind generalisation stagnation lurks -
Empower one another, by being yourself first.


This poem was inspired by my search for an image related to today. Original posting here:

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Danielle Matthews

Thu 9th Mar 2017 07:21

Thanks Suki, really kind of you! And thanks to you also, Andy, as always ?

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suki spangles

Wed 8th Mar 2017 15:52

Nice one Danni. I like the last two lines particularly.


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Andy N

Wed 8th Mar 2017 12:44

great to see you on here Danni and this is excellent (:

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