*NOTE I was for Hillary Clinton in 2008. Not now. Not for 2016. Far too much scandal and too many things have come out post Benghazi. So….
today, i watched a little old lady scramble up the steps to vote
she had a hat one could appreciate, its velvet folds like something from the 20’s
who could have known the first year she walked proudly up some steps
as i stood there before the precinct ladies, under my breath i whispered how
it was the most important election of my life so far, they nodded back, i crossed my fingers
they knew why, they knew, for our sex, just what you embody
that one girl who could, the strongest in the place, courageous, the fighter
let them dare insult you now
let them hurl the vitriol, those wagging tongues of other women
’cause some of us know what you’ve done
and what you’ve had to stand, and stand for
let the men try to gesture you away, or brush you off
inconsequential is what they’d rather see you be, or silent
when i handed in my ballot
the little old lady still struggling to fill hers in
Hillary, that you are here speaks reams about where we’ve all come from
1972 in purple
(oh Hillary, California women — we’re just like you, and some of our men are too…)
4 thoughts on “A poem for Hillary Clinton, after today…”
my 82 year old mother got dressed and voted today. She wore orange.
“for the Pumas” she said.
Thought I would just stop by to say,
thinking of you tonight
God Bless America
Indeed Hillary Clinton is one of the greatest women in our time.God bless the day you were born.You were born to help and save humanity.
What a kind thing to say. Thank you Abraham. Yes, she was a role model. Her generation of women. For mine.