Monday, March 31, 2008

To become a woman is a serious matter

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

This is not the first time you have seen Hillary Clinton seemingly at her wits end, but she has always risen, always risen, much to the dismay of her adversaries and the delight of her friends.

Hillary Clinton will not give up on you and all she asks of you is that you do not give up on her.

There is a world of difference between being a woman and being an old female. If you’re born a girl, grow up, and live long enough, you can become an old female. But, to become a woman is a serious matter. A woman takes responsibility for the time she takes up and the space she occupies.

Hillary Clinton is a woman. She has been there and done that and has still risen. She is in this race for the long haul. She intends to make a difference in our country.

She is the prayer of every woman and man who long for fair play, healthy families, good schools, and a balanced economy.

She declares she wants to see more smiles in the families, more courtesies between men and women, more honesty in the marketplace. Hillary Clinton intends to help our country to what it can become.

She means to rise.

She means to help our country rise. Don’t give up on her, ever.

In fact, if you help her to rise, you will rise with her and help her make this country a wonderful, wonderful place where every man and every woman can live freely without sanctimonious piety, without crippling fear.

Rise Hillary.




Jim said...

I'm glad I followed the link to discover that this whole thing is a quote from Maya Angelou (your italicization (?) of the first paragraph doesn't help to make that obvious). I thought you'd left your senses and was going to tell you to go back to work because you blog better when you're busy. ;-)

Now I've got to go spend equal time at to shake off all this estrogen.


The italics were errata ... I'm still figuring out these blogger templates. But yep ... the whole darned thing is the "Gospel According to Maya."

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

I don't think "The Laptop Nazi" will ever be in danger of having too much estrogen. Now, when I invite you out for "mani/pedi" Jim, then your testosterone level will be in grave danger.

G'won wid yo bad sef, Ms. Maya! I wonder what her bud Oprah thinks of this poem.