Maya Angelou – Equality – International Women’s Day.

“Equality, and I will be free. ” – Maya Angelou –  Happy International Women’s Day.

For All the amazing women here on this list! For all the amazing the women that I have known in my life, for all the women that I don’t know. For my mother, sister, aunt, grandmas, for my friends, and women I have loved, and who have loved me. For all women, for all they have done for our world and society and for the fact that they have been rewarded so little for their hard work! For your fight, for your love, for your care, for your force and fire, for your brain, for your soul! I am grateful to have met you, and to have crossed paths with you! Thank you for existing even tho the world/ the society has not been fair to you. I stand with you, together we unite! For equal rights ! For equity!

3.8.17

Maya Angelou – Equality

You declare you see me dimly
through a glass which will not shine,
though I stand before you boldly,
trim in rank and marking time.
You do own to hear me faintly
as a whisper out of range,
while my drums beat out the message
and the rhythms never change.

Equality, and I will be free.
Equality, and I will be free.

You announce my ways are wanton,
that I fly from man to man,
but if I’m just a shadow to you,
could you ever understand ?

We have lived a painful history,
we know the shameful past,
but I keep on marching forward,
and you keep on coming last.

Equality, and I will be free.
Equality, and I will be free.

Take the blinders from your vision,
take the padding from your ears,
and confess you’ve heard me crying,
and admit you’ve seen my tears.

Hear the tempo so compelling,
hear the blood throb in my veins.
Yes, my drums are beating nightly,
and the rhythms never change.

Equality, and I will be free.
Equality, and I will be free.

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