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Women of the Chain

Sojourner Truth, in the Nineteenth Century,
Spoke out for human rights, with fire and clarity:
"Freedom for women and freedom for the slave!"
What now remains,
Of this woman of the chain?

Where have they gone? All of these sisters?
Voices so strong are now but whispers.
How have they vanished with hardly a trace?
Let us not erase these women of the chain.

Mahatma Ghandi drew inspiration,
from Emmaline Pankhurst and the Suffragettes non-cooperation.
For the right to vote, they chained themselves to government gates,
What now remains,
Of these women of the chain?

Where have they gone? All of these sisters?
Voices so strong are now but whispers.
How have they vanished with hardly a trace?
Let us not erase these women of the chain.

For two thousand years,
Men have made women invisible,
I refuse to participate
Any longer In this principle.

Where do we look? Whom have we censored?
The history books don't hold the answer,
To the legacy of half the human race.
What now remains,
Of these women of the chain?

Where have they gone? All of these sisters?
Voices so strong are now but whispers.
How have they vanished with hardly a trace?
Let us not erase these women of the chain.

 

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