Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Inspiration of African-American Women

New World Priestess

Wisewomen, Maroons, Conductors to freedom.
Leaders of resistance and civil struggle;
Mothers with magic in their hands,
Healers of grief,
Dancers with vision,
Poets and singers of the spirit.
Heart of the community, stern but sweet;
Architects of comfort and safety.
Artists of life using the threads of the past
Connecting sacrifice into future possibilities.

Mothers, Grandmothers, Sisters, Daughters, Friends
We give homage to all those who unselfishly, give.
The world is humbled before your loving legacy.

by Toni Truesdale 2014

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