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2013 VOF Poetry

blanche's picture

who says we can't?

Who says we can’t be heard When our voices are loud enough? Who says we can’t be seen When our ideas are compelling enough?. Who says we can’t make a change … Read More»

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To love, is to have courage. to live, is to love life. To dream, is never to give up. To dance, is never forgetting the rhythm. To achieve, is having faith. To seek happiness, … Read More»

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Love found her

I quietly grasp her hand, she was falling and failing, her strength had been ravaged, by the pains of yesterday. She had lost it all, and had accepted her fate, her hands were too Fret, … Read More»

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We speak our tears We speak our fears we speak our throes We speak our twists We speak our thorns Hear our cries Hear our woes Hear our trials … Read More»

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Figure in her shadow

Walk by the house and you’ll see her, Look closer and you’ll see the tears, Move closer and you’ll see the worries, It is etched on her face, aging her, It is the cries for her today, … Read More»

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Woman Unleashed!

Yesterday I was limited Restricted by a patriarchal order Chauvinists spoke for me I was unheard My voice was incarcerated. Yesterday I was helpless Marginalized by stereotyped norms … Read More»

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I am a Woman empowered by my words- Poem

I am the martyr, the mother of the martyr, the sister of the martyr, the daughter of the martyr... I am the injured of the revolution...the protester...the jailed...the detained... … Read More»

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The Heartbeat and the Pulse

Can you feel the pulse? Can you hear the heartbeat? It’s a strong heartbeat, it’s a thriving pulse It started out shallow and low Almost insignificant, … Read More»

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The Morbid Beauty

If only one could ever return, Her lost childhood and bygone fun. Innocence that once radiated on her face, The exuberance and naiveté that even time wouldn’t efface, … Read More»

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I am beautiful beause I have a beautiful Heart I am beautiful Because I know how to love and show concern for those who need it the most I am beatiful … Read More»

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