Delicate fingers of hope, throw a banner upon futures discourse
Galloping towards freedom driven by the Kings horse.
Fallen from grace in the tragedy of this race.
Emily, lives eternal in all our Majesty
Earning her position in histories masculine narratives told.
Unravel the banner now let it effeminately unfold.
Hunger strikes her, institutionally forced …now upon us.
To eat the cake and not have it,
We taste her liberty bitter sweet.
Sticks and stones may break the bones of the absurd.
Let it be heard:
‘DEEDS NOT WORDS’
Say it loud and forgiven:
‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’
Breaking glass ceilings with your rocks for generations of children.
Shackled upon statues , the railings no longer divide.
Violet, violence, vindicates suffrage to provide.
Open green fields of freedoms rest.
gendered equal franchise,achieved quest. Mother of liberty, lay roses upon her breast.
X marks the spot on the ballot paper
Count them in, resolute women!
O suffer us all, least we forget
the trials of those suffragettes.
Damien Arness – Dalton.