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RHYMES AND REASONS
Profiles in Courage
Celebrating the Women's Suffrage Movement

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
August 21, 2020

A hundred years ago this week,
we rectified what made us weak.
We gave the right to vote to those
who had been left behind.

Amending what we'd left undone,
at last we finally had begun
to live our values at the polls
and make up for lost time.

With gratitude for those who fought
for equal rights, we really ought
to tip our hats and lift our praise.
These women paved the way.

To Lucretia Mott and Susan B.,
to Katy-Stanton and Alice P.,
we owe a debt we can't repay.
God bless the suffragettes!

And yet there's still so much to do.
We've gained some ground, but we aren't through.
Equality remains a dream
for those who are ignored.




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