On a Woman Sitting Down

photo by Enuma

She was just one more woman,

sick and tired

on another tiresome day

of being told

what to do,

who to be.

That Rosa.

Does she know how funny it is

that she took a stand

by sitting down?

Not funny in a “haha” kind of way,

but funny,

in the way

tired women rising

can look

simple

and

ordinary,

all the while

galvanizing nations

and making history.

That’s the part of

her story I hold onto

most as a woman,

not the fact

that she, a black woman

in the 1950’s sat down

in the front

of a segregated bus, but

how sometimes

choosing

the right and ordinary thing

can take

the resolve of mountain movers

and the courage

of aging women.

 

 

  • http://soulstops.com Dolly@Soulstops

    love this…especially the part of: how sometimes

    choosing

    the right and ordinary thing

    can take

    the resolve of mountain movers

    and the courage

    of aging women.

    Thank you!

    • enumaokoro

      Thank you for reading. Grateful.

  • http://http;/www.friartucksfleetingthoughts.blogspot.com Clint

    Love this beautiful poem!

    • enumaokoro

      I am grateful to share the poem! Thanks.


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