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By Diana Ensign
There was a time when
Women helped each other,
With secret herbs and secret gatherings
Because powerful men
Who ran the church and the government—often
One in the same—believed women inferior, born of
Sin, useful only as vessels to bear sons
For the next lineage of rulers—
But women knew the herbs
To control their own destinies.
And when the church and the men
Burned these women at the stake,
The power of words, and songs, and dances,
That traveled far beyond the nights lit by flames,
To echo into all eternity:
And know your power to fight back
Survived the flames.
Thank you. : )
Thank you so much, Diana! We certainly do need this right now!! Very timely to share it. Beautifully written, as always!
Thank you Marolyn for bringing your kind words to my efforts; it’s going to take all of us to make positive change going forward.