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For The World

This poem, by Marilyn Peretti (WorldCare) was first posted for UN Women. I can share it here in the Writing/Poetry section too.
For the World

Bring the world’s women
into this century, the 21st,

and one might see some years
of quiet, cooperation, sharing.

May I share a truth: women’s flow
of berry blood does not make

them lowly, unacceptable.
Believe it. Here’s another truth:

women will blaze the earth with peace
when so many childhoods

are not sold or kidnapped,
then used by men, a murderous

theft of their innocent bodies,
minds, their sweetest treasures.

And the world will be light in weight
whizzing across the cosmos

when women are ordained
as priests, serving their own love

to the Church of Life.


WorldCare's picture


When looking for my painting of the chauvinist Roman Catholic priests which I posted on your site, I cannot find it, and saw a criticism stated as to censor it. Have you removed it now? If you have, this is unfortunate, for this international chauvinism is at the bottom of the lack of freedom for these women. They just don't "get it". Until women can be priests in the Roman Catholic Church, they will not have their total rights, and a full voice in their own lives, in the U.S. and around the world. This effects all women, for these practices pervade in all societies. The painting was recently given to Womens Ordination Conference in Washington DC, and they were delighted to receive it, for they "get it". Am I arguing with the person who censored it, and you for removing it (if you did)? Yes. This is the argument going on BETWEEN women, women who understand what release and freedom and their responsibility in the world IS, and those who don't. The work goes on!!!! : )

mrbeckbeck's picture

I believe the painting is here

Hello WorldCare,

I believe the painting is on this post of yours ( But, is there another? We are committed to providing a space for your voice to rise up on this important issue.

Thank you,

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

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