My Favorite Poems!
Updated: May 28, 2020
"Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
There's not a man alive who can tell me what to do."
"You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise."
-Maya Angelou, Still I Rise
"Did you really think she was a tender flower you could trample upon,
And damage her very soul?
She is wildfire.
And she is coming to devour you whole."
“For every witch you burned
There are now a thousand witch women living differently, and standing tall.
And you may have burned some of us
But you will never destroy us all.”
-To the Men Who Burned Witches, Nikita Gill
So that one day
A hundred years from now
Another sister will not have to
Dry her tears wondering
Where in history she lost her voice.”
"And when they dare to tell you
About all the things you cannot be,
You smile and tell them,
'I am both war and woman and you cannot stop me'"
-Ode to Fearless Woman, Nikita Gill
"There is no faith in man
Not even in a brother
So girls if you must love
Love one another"
"He offered her the world.
She said she had her own."
“The rain falling
reminds me of you,
because it is falling hard
and I am too.”
Your own canoe”
“Life is too short
For all the lives
I have dreamed
"She was fierce, she was strong, she wasn't simple...
She was a beast in her own way, but one idea described her best.
She was unstoppable
And she took anything
With a smile."
"She slept with wolves without fear, for the wolves knew a lion was among them."
"Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you don't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin'"
-Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin'