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Blue Butterflies

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Poem Celebrating Women's History Month (March) I performed this at a recent Poetry Concert with a legendary poet Shirley Bradley LeFlore.

Throughout the ages..there have been Women.

Women who built and bore nations..

Women who fed and constructed.

Women that dug in the earth...

Basket Weaving Women

Powerful Juju having women...Truth Teaching Women...Geechi Speaking women

Herb Healing Women

Seed Planting Women

Heart Healers and Heart Breaking Women..


There were these Women..

These Thick in the Calf Women..that trotted long roads..

Ancient Gray haired Women that held stories close

Swollen knuckled Women that plucked the husk from corn.

Ruby-Black Desert Women that hurdled Cattle..

Birth giving women..

Tear dropping women

God Fearing women


There were these Women....

Yellow Women

Red-Boned Women

Community Women...Tribal Women...Single Women

Sexual women..

Big Butt Women..Wide hip Women...Part like the sea, every-time the Moon shines Women

Back-breaking Women..Tree Hugging Women

These Warrior Women..Samurai Women

Gift Giving and Life Saving Women


There are these Women....These Troubled women..These Cursed Women

These Tied to Stakes and burned on Crosses Women.

There are these Beat Women..These Bruised and Scorned Women

Mutilated Women...These Hurt and Battered Women


There are

Indian Women

Ko-nichi-wa women

Blue-Black women

Mesopotamian Women...Amazonian Women..African Women


Rulers and Servers

Concubines and Spies


The Gossipers and the Secret Dwellers..Them Women

The work 2 and 3 jobs Women

The Mad and Tired Women

Flying Women

Floating Women

Straight Haired Women

Nappy Headed Women


In the Mountains ...In Wet Soil

No Breasted..and Bare Tittied Swinging Women


These Women....

Regal

Tall

Short..

Strong

Meek


These Women..

Like Pink Diamonds and Black Pearls..

Like Lotus Flowers and Blue Butterflies

Rare, Valuable, Treasured, Sacred, Admired, Original, and Eternal WOMEN.



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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on March 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm

you gotta respect women for all that you mentioned here...but

i dont know about the insane and unstable broads who think theyre normal...do they count?

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By mantra lotus on March 22, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Thanks Cher:)

Unfortunately Mike, those Crazies, "unstable" and loose Women do count. lol

Their under the "Troubled" category. We just have to pray for them and stay out of their way:)

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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on March 22, 2011 at 10:36 pm

freakin' right on...taboo!

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By mantra lotus on March 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Hmm. I don't know @ the real shoelace. I guess will have to wait and see during "Men's History Month".

Thanks for commenting.

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By mantra lotus on March 22, 2011 at 11:24 pm

lol..@the real shoelace. That's true. But, as long as we are fair and include the Good and the Bad points of men; as well. Both Men and Women are "Valuable, Treasured, Eternal".

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By Caballero_69 on March 23, 2011 at 08:33 am

Calling this poem beautiful is a worthy use of the term. Women who walk in beauty like the night. Some of them have external beauty; some of them have inner beauty. Some of them have both.

What ever form it may take, beauty is its own excuse for being.

Long ago and far away, in the midst of hostile fire and stifling heat, the memory and image of beauty gave me a reason to carry on, something to fight for. Then, one woman came among us and revealed her beauty in all its glory. My spirits soared and I resolved to come back to the world.

Thank you for this marvelous tribute to women. It is richly deserved.

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By mantra lotus on March 23, 2011 at 08:57 am

Wow. Caballero_69. Eloquently put. The true beauty of this is when the masculine and feminine can meet and both strong forces completely surrender to the other.

Specifically, when Men and Women recognize the power that is held over each other, by the other and honestly accept the other for being "Great, Magnificent, and Sacred" but different from themselves...then there is Humility, acceptance, and a sanctuary for "True Love" to rest.

(It's glorious to see, that you are aware of that)

Thanks Caballero_69.

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By Rebeca Lucret on March 23, 2011 at 10:07 am

Beauty are your words. Loved this.

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By mantra lotus on March 23, 2011 at 05:43 pm

Thank you Rebeca:)

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