Poetic Illustrations on YouTube

Poetic Illustrations on YouTube
Poetic Illustrations on YouTube

Women's History Month


                                                                        (Picture resource: https://bilderbeste.com/foto/womens-history-c9.html)

I had to do some major research on Women’s History Month (March) to write a blog about it.  So here is a quick timeline:

  • 1911—International Women’s Day established on March 8th
  • 1978—School district of Sonoma, California began to celebrate Women’s History Week starting March 8th
  • 1982—The week of March 8th was declared by President Carter as “National Women’s History Week”
  •  1986—14 states declared March as Women’s History Month
  • 1987—Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which declared March as “Women’s History Month”

I see the timeline, and I realize that it has only been 32 years since Women’s History Month has been declared.  This month is a very special month for Jen and I.  Not only because we are working women, but we are mothers.  We have this joke of “how many plates are up in the air today?”  In addition to our personal and work life, we are collaborating on a book.  In this book, we have come across many strong ladies!  From all walks of life.  Just to name a few:

  •  Ruza Wenclawska
  • Ana Mendieta
  • Alicia Partnoy
  • Shoshana Johnson
  • Pailadzo Captanian

This list can go on, and on, and on!  Trust me.  Each of the women represented in our book are heroes in our eyes.  They all have some traits in common;  determination, dedication, devotion, ambition, and no fear.   The poem I have written is celebrating all the women that have sacrificed or set aside their dreams and goals for their partner and family to succeed.   This poem is dedicated to the ladies that are the backbone and spine of the family, without fear or any hesitation, they do!

i will manage the rails
as you sail the sea.
i will be the leader,
placing anchors on the rock
as you follow me up
to the mountain top.
i would be your shield,
and covering you from
the pain.

I will lift you up
with a song,
with a soft melody.
bring you down, to stay calm
when you are angry.
wake you in the morning
with a tea,
as we close the night
with a sweet kiss from me.

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