thirteen point one
don’t mean i gotta run a marathon now strong.
already in it for the long haul strong.
been working toward
much bigger things now strong.
listening before i speak
careful, that don’t mean i’m weak
“good” don’t just mean i’m sweet
keep pushing forward for
no time for
shallow validation spoke
not scared to
fight for what i hope for strong.
voice of a woman here to say
my voice clear and here to stay now,
Ryan Vale McGonigle
March is Women’s History Month. Momentarily suspending commentary on the political nature of that “gift,” I would like to remind us, dear readers, that not every woman makes the history books – and the ones who don’t still have stories worth hearing. Talk to the women in your life. Chances are, they’re strong too.
Comments on the Featured Image: Photo credit to a dear friend who indulges my silly side often enough for me not to lose sight of it too long.