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WOMEN & AIDS (World Aids Day Vigil 2018)

We are the hands that rocked the cradle,

Administered to the needs of those affected.

Comforted the shocked and confused,

Nursed the sick and dying.

 

Women and AIDS go hand in hand.

 

We were infected by husbands and lovers,

By a half forgotten one night stand.

By a not forgotten rapist.

By people, who didn’t know they had it.

 

Our babies were born with AIDS.

 

Because we had a blood transfusion,

Or were registered hemophiliacs.

Because we were ignorant and careless,

Or junkies, desperate for a fix.

 

Women are 52 percent of those who survived

 

Remember those women who lost their lives

Celebrate those that survive.

The mothers. Sisters. Aunties. Friends,

Who now stand, hand in hand, with the men.

PENSION PLEA (to the Government)

We are the women born in the 50’s,

Who will not falter in our fight.

The government postponed our pension.

This isn’t fair. It isn’t right.

 

We contributed to this Nation,

Our workforce made this county great.

We don’t deserve to be singled out

Told our pensions have to wait.

 

We enriched the UK’s economy,

As teachers, nurses, mother and wife.

Now a random birth date lottery

Gives us an impoverished life.

 

We did as the government bade us,

Made sacrifices and paid our due.

Now is the time to repay that debt,

We did our bit.  Now its up to you.

Suffragette Anniversary

For the 100th anniversary of partial votes for women.


Hurrah for the Suffragettes

Who, one hundred years ago,

Fought for the right of women to vote.

Struck inequality, a deadly blow.

 

Let us not forgot their struggle

Against the gender discrimination

Of every woman, of every race

Of every female in this nation

 

Lets remind employers & unions,

That equal job means equal pay.

Lets change the law & enforce it,

To make sure it stays that way.

 

Sexual harassment in the workplace,

Is something that has to end.

A women’s right to feel safe at work,

Is a right we need to defend.

 

The success of our country’s economy,

Relies on women to work.

Professional success & opportunity,

Is not a just masculine perk.

 

In honour of the Suffragettes.

Let us, men and women agree

Sexual discrimination thwarts potential

Its Equality that sets us free

Yes. A Woman.

I am a woman of air and water.

Propelled by hidden forces,

Recklessly optimistic.

 

I am a woman who watches

The steady ebb and flow of the tide,

Feels the world turn

 

I am a woman who counts.

Who understands facts and figures,

And is…counting.

 

I am the kind of woman,

Who wears red lipstick! I warn you,

I can be trouble.

 

I am a woman who keeps

An emery board in a beside drawer

I’m dangerous

 

I’m a woman who understands

The consequences of kisses, yet still

Ignores them

 

I am a woman who laughs

Whilst rising high as a kite

In Life’s Jetstream

 

I am a woman on a mission

To fight for Respect. Justice and Equality

For every woman