* Poems To Women

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39 POEMS TO SACRED PATHS ALL WOMEN TAKE

 

1000 LIVES

 

 

One thousand male arrows
it takes
to make one maid
dandelion seed ball

 

After 1000 lives
as husband son and brother
God did trust him
with one lifetime as a mother

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(to WHO who works so hard

for his wife and children)

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SPEED AND INACTION

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The mind is attracted
to speed..
the heart to the slowness
of listening.

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FREED FROM FACT

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A woman of liberation
without limitation
A woman confident
soaring above imitation
whose ideas may fly
freed of a cage of facts.

(to Elizabeth Williams
who discovered Mad Deer Disease
25 years ago at a research
station in Colorado)
(Currently many say that
the Colorado Dept of Wildlife
spread Mad Elk Disease)
http://www.mad-cow.org

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PRIEST AND RED SEA (VISION)

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A priest walked through a huge crowd which parted before him like the Red Sea as he carried the lidded monstrance which contained within it the Host, the Eucharist, Christ as Bread. He approached a woman and handed her the chalice. (Of the many possible interpretations one is that whenever a soul is liberated, she is handed her own
divinity. Another is that women will inevitably be priests.

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DIEU NHAN

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Little baby girl
crawling on the floor
past the toys your
mother placed for you
.. over to the pen..
the pen to women
forbidden..
over and over
to the pen..
as blood flows in
all beings
so the ink waiting
to be written
flows in all women.

(to the first recorded Buddhist
Vietnamese woman poet)

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BEV EYES

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Bev's eyes are portals
to realms immortal

realms which her

kind heart rules

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BYERS AVENUE

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On Byers Avenue in HIGHland
Square in SUMMIT County
in Akron (Akros.. Greek for High)
in O Hi O
there lived an abortionist..
He asked a little girl across
the street
and aged six
to weed his garden for
2 bits. Sh hated it.
She took out all
of a certain blue plant.
He told her to go back
and get the rest.. so she took
out another kind.. a bright
red weaving weed.. He told
her not to finish til all
were gone.. til there was just a muddy
pile.. where once there'd been
green growing life.. ......
that was the last time she killed
for money.

(His mansion surrounded by high iron
fence is gone now... a high rise
senior citizen apartment building
has taken its place.)

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(to M. B. Wallman)

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PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTIONIST

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She saw a partial birth abortionist
on tv.. a jet
pilot who had dropped a daisy cutter
bomb on a pregnant woman.

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DELAYED ENTRANCE ON THE STAGE

A woman went to someone with gifts of
spiritual prophecy.. the seeker
had had 3 abortions.. the prophet
who knew nothing of her
said to her "I see a soul has knocked
on your door three times.. The 4th
time you will let him in."
The seeker burst into tears, for she
realized she had not taken away a soul's
only chance at human birth, but had only
delayed his entrance on the stage.

POWER AND BEAUTY

most statues are of warmongering
old men..
most pornography is of young women..
inflexible ancient stone..
.. rigid power seeking to violate
is beaten by concord
.. now new green ivy leaves
.. have conquered.

CINDERELLA PUMPKIN

This year an 1100 pound pumpkin
broke previous records..
... perhaps she is
sad to be trapped
in such a big pumpkin
shell
.. where her growers
have 'kept her very well'
but her size has so
blessed others
.. and soon Cinderella
will
burst out of
her private hell.

WATER MONUMENT

Next to the monuments to
famous men of action
are often reflecting pools
or lakes:
monuments to their wives..

a place of receiving
not of imposing

the stone in the statue
is inert while the water
continues to empower.

(It is not known by all that upon Thomas Jefferson's death over 200 of
his slaves were sold on the auction block.. slaves in many cases who
had worked for him their entire lives Jefferson fought to make
Missouri a slave state and allowed the French colonial invaders to return to Haiti
after John Adams had sent protection to the Haitian revolutionaries. Jefferson's legacy lives on as both Missouri and Virginia are in the execution column of states with racist patterns
of imposing the death penalty. Only 25% of US states and only 12% of the world's
countries are still involved in premeditated judicial, jury, and prosecutorial murder.)

FULL MOON PITCHER

The full moon poured
pitcher after pitcher
of coconut milk
into the sea..
and the sea..
the sea silvered it all.

(to Ruth Thomas, peace educator
for 18 of her 98 years on earth)

MOTHER EARTH GIVES HERSELF AN A

Flaming maple leaves
fall to earth..
and spangle every plant
as Mother Earth decides
to give herself
and all her children
an A in the fall
.. and in the spring
she gives each field
many gold stars..
of sunny smiling
dandy lions

HOW JESUS' SOUL CAME TO MARY

Like falling rain
oer lilyleaf tripped
Like pure moon into bright
cloud slipped
Like setting sun into
calm sea dipped
did Jesus' soul
come to Mary.

Like communion
chalice sipped
Like the river oer
fallsbrim lipped
Like dewdrop out
of buttercup dripped
was Jesus' soul
born of Mary.

(to Nancy M Wilson)

(S Everett told us that there is an ocean of deep blue light which
immerses the entire Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington
DC. Nancy Wilson left for God in September of 2002.)

SUN MOON AND STARS

When we were children,
we thought
our father was the gold sun,
and our mother the silver moon.
Not til earth set and
turned away from his sun, did we see
she was all the diamond stars.

(to our mother )

JILL OUT OF BOX

She liked sometimes to go to early morning
mass... when she was not a jack in the box..
told to stand up sit down kneel down
stand up sit down kneel down

And she was brave enough this weekend
to tell a man at the evangelical
gathering.. she no longer wanted
to be part of a flock of female
flamingoes..
or of sheep..
obediently following a hierarchical
male pastor..

She preferred alone
with God to confer
or in a circle of women
and men to concur

HEAD COVERING

Is it not odd
that in the holy temples
and mosques
head covering is donned..
while in churches
& chapels it is doffed?

Yet few change their hats
when they enter
the sacred ground
of Mother Earth
.. in spring greengowned
.. or in fall
when her leaves she
has offed
...........................
(The Course In Miracles: the holiest ground is that in which
2 former foes reconcile

Paul's injunction that women cover their heads in church is still
a cause of controversy.. though his intention was perhaps that beauty
not distract others from worship)

FIRE IN THEIR EYES

She could see
by the new fire
in their eyes
that she had lit
their souls

.. and yet
had not diminished
her own flame

(to Betty Friedan)

A 947 lb. pumpkin had been grown by a Smithville Ohio Carnegie
student 2 years ago and replaced by an 1100 lb. record breaker. God's
fruit yields 450,000 or more lbs. per acre.
http://www.acorn.net/fruitarian
http://www.egroups.com/messages/fruitarians not meant as an
endorsement of male oriented fairy tales but as an affirmation of the
infinite love within and around all beings

WOMEN INHERIT THE EARTH

The meek and women
shall inherit the earth
.. as macho male bodies
lie in the dirt..
while their souls have
gone to meet
the Maker of the Meek

(Men live longer on vegan diet Men live longer when doing work they
love. Most heart attacks occur on Monday morning as people go to jobs
they hate.)

GOD'S MAJORITY

Though her
inner voice
is only one..
by most a definite
minority
.. because
she is connected
to God
it ever is
God's majority
Though her sisters
around the world
sometimes feel
disempowered..
it is good to
remind each other
.. that we are
God's Majority

EVE RISING

Was it when Adam fell
or Eve fell
that
Eden fell
on a summer's eve?

Who knows?
but this we can tell
..
the bright moon
is on the horizon
and her
goddess Eve is Rising!!!

Fr Ron Lengwin of KDKA Radio: the apple was the heart of the first butchered animal

FELIX HELIX!

Eureka! Felix!
It's a helix!

to Rosalind Franklin whose research along with that of Linus Pauling
gave Watson and Crick crucial clues in their DNA discovery race

JEWISH WOMEN'S CAUCUS BOYCOTT OF MOSES

Before his death, her husband was sitting in the tub
musing one day.. and said "My wife organized the Jewish
Women's Caucus Boycott of Moses".. a few minutes went
by then.. "Wait! I am receiving a correction..! My wife
was the very last woman to join the boycott!"

Years went by.. and she wondered what he meant..
and began to realize that she was a latecomer to the women's rights
movement.. not having considered it as high a priority.. for she had
been saturated in love and empowerment by her parents And then came
the realization that she had wimped out on Vanessa Redgrave.. who was
ostracized for supporting a Palestinian state.

INVISIBLE WOMAN

More subtle is invisible
Unseen greater than the seen
High notes are soft but higher go
Jesus washed His disciples' feet.
Yond ego's pale
she left no tracks
Turned so fast she
seemed not to move.
The child in man
do women feed
for what is it
love has to prove
Who is the prime minister of love?
Who the president of caring?
Who the chief exec of Kind?
Who the highest head of sharing?
Male pyramids melt
in female fire.
Mens' skyscrapers stop
where women's sky begins.
Who advertise
the soul in their eyes?
Who do anonymous saints
immortalize?

Some day master learns
the faithful servant
was his guru..
Male foam wake of ocean liner
riding on a female sea.
Male speech echoes
in mate's silence
Soundless quiet which
holds all beings

©to Constantina Salamone of World Women For Animal Rights in
Brooklyn.. who coined the word speciesism and ecofeminist as she
built a network of 15,000 ecofeminists worldwide.. She passed out in
Manhattan in 1970.. pamphlets on women animals.. the vast majority of
abused animals.. whose milk and eggs are stolen ..She is an artist,
mountainclimber, and uncontainable mystic http://www.eggcruelty.com
http://www.notmilk.com http://www.veganoutreach.org
http://www.wfad.org http://www.meatout.com This poem is not meant as
an attack on the millions of sensitive men in the world.. Those who
believe in reincarnation often believe that we switch from one gender
to another, life after life, as we attempt to reach perfect balance
between our own yin and yang

TOMATO VINE

The tomato stake
was proud that
he was stable
.. upright disciplined
and able
.. but it was the
weak spineless tomato vine
who provided
all the food for the table

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Course In Miracles: paraphrased.. At a certain point God will ask you
to abandon rigid schedules.. to be more flexible to the calls of
Spirit

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MOON IN MIDST OF STARS

The harem man was a moon
surrounded by stars..
a moon because constant
preoccupation with the senses
had turned him into
the woman upon whom he focused
.. surrounded by stars.. harem
members
seemingly smaller in stature
but in actuality of much
greater spiritual size and light

PUMPKIN VINE DESCENSIONS

Nightly to heaven
their souls' ascension
To Heart Thrones,
heart queens' accessions
To lower boughs,
laden fruit trees' recessions.
To Earth Hearth
Pumpkin Vines' decensions

Now comes the Spirit
who frees
all women
from pumpkin shells
Now comes the Spirit
who liberates
women from sexist
Cinderelle.

to Constantina Salamone, builder of a
network of over 15,000 ecofeminists.. who has written
extensively on the semantics of human chauvinism

KWON YIN

She was Kwon Yin,
a divine mother of mercy
.. but when she had to,
she could also be Kwon Yang.

(to Jan F, Jan B, Jan E
JBO and JP)

EVE

As sun sets and in quiet
eve drops
a gentle rain now from
the eaves drops
Angels unbidden on Eve's soul
eavesdrop
rejoicing as guilt
finally... Eve drops

(the Sanskrit advaita theory of nonduality
as well as the unified theory of physics
.. say that God is the only Doer)

PEWS AND QUEUES

Women sat sheeplike
listening to men from pews
Women as slaves
for men's orders did queue
.. for the jails of pews
and queues
were our minded p's and q's..

Here and there we began
to gather clues
until from millenial
sleep .. out of the blue
we were awakened
by dawning freedom's

trumpet cue

STONE CHURCH

A stone church
of many chambers
in it at night
glow many lights amber
.. like an ossified
hierarchy...
whose laity
brings light

WALLFLOWERS

No more wallflowers..
no more women with quietly
broken hearts..
as they are passed by
at dances..
Women are freed
and women have..
the day seized

BAGLADIES

Why are bagmen
considered money carriers
while against bagladies
are erected barriers?

GODDESS OF THE SUN

The goddess of the sun
says goodnight
slipping away
behind her fan of rays
but in the morn she
comes our way
.. making rainbows of
crashing wave spray

MAGDALENE

No longer involved
in polyandry..
... her aura turned
all into Polyanna's

HEMLOCK

Socrates was killed by
the state with hemlock
... so many Greek men
then
did women's hems lock
.. did consign them
to domestic slavery

COMPLEX

The issues of sex
of gay
or straight
concave or convex
... have millions
of factors..
they're very complex

GOD'S SUN IN SIDE
EVERYONE

God has every
being with sanctity
anointed
not just those
in yoga double jointed
not just those by
male hierarchs
appointed

ARMAGEDDON OF AGAMEMNON

As the Armageddon
of Agamemnon
came through Helen
whom he had ravaged..
so will the Armageddon
of the violent men
who wage war
on this planet..
come from the hands of the billions
of women
they have abused, dominated, silenced.
Women will be more merciful
than the violent men they dethrone.

POWER AND BEAUTY

most statues are of warmongering
old men..
most pornography is of young women..
inflexible ancient stone..
.. rigid power seeking to violate
is beaten by concord
.. now new green ivy leaves
.. have conquered.

ANNE PERRY

As in the hive only the queen
had rights and all the other
women were slaves,
English law was kind to the queen
but other women had no recourse
when married to knaves.

(to Anne Perry whose book Bethlehem
Road details a litany of horrors
in the law)

NIGHT RESURRECTION

Resurrection is compared
to the sun's morning light
but yin sleep as well
has healed.. throughout the night.

DISTILLATION OF POETRY

While the nights are very still
the vine continues to distil
Then the days makes ripe
grape thoughts
Soon purple liquid poems outspill.

(to Rita Dove)

-Saiom Shriver-

. 1000 LIVES
. ANNE PERRY
. ARMAGEDDON OF AGAMEMNON
. BAGLADIES
. BEV'S EYES
. BYERS AVENUE
. CINDERELLA PUMPKIN
. COMPLEX
. DELAYED ENTRANCE ON THE STAGE
. DISTILLATION
. EVE RISING
. FELIX HELIX
. FIRE IN THEIR EYES
. FREED FROM FACT
. FULL MOON PITCHER
. GOD'S MAJORITY
. GOD'S SUN INSIDE EVERYONE
. HEAD COVERING
. HEMLOCK
. HOW JESUS' SOUL CAME TO MARY
. INVISIBLE WOMAN
. JEWISH WOMEN'S CAUCUS BOYCOTT OF MOSES
. JILL OUT OF BOX
. KWON YIN
. LAWBREAKERS
. MAGDALENE
. MOON IN MIDST OF STARS
. MOTHER EARTH GIVES HERSELF AN A
. NIGHT RESURRECTION
. PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTIONIST
. PEWS AND QUEUES
. POWER AND BEAUTY
. PUMPKIN VINE DESCENSIONS
. SUN MOON AND STARS
. TOMATO VINE
. VISION OF MONSTRANCE
. WALLFLOWERS
. WATER MONUMENT
. WOMEN INHERIT THE EARTH

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Notes:
..
JBO recounts a NY
Times obituary ..
a pregnant woman
tried to abort herself
with a hangar
.. the baby was born
without arms or legs..
she went around Baltimore
on a cart.. she had
to prove to Children's
Services that she was
capable of raising
a baby.. and demonstrated
changing diapers with her
teeth.. before she
was hit by a car
and killed....

Starseed Transmissions:
One does not have enough
data to assign value to any action.

Several unelected presidents, judges,
senators and representatives
have voted for war
and pursued war with the
votes of the prolife
movement. Yet the babies
of Baghdad have been
bombed and the gold bouillion has gone to
billionaires.

(Summit comes from summa which is Latin for high..
Akron from akros which is Greek for high) As the world with 6 billion
people grows more crowded and green spaces are ever more precious ..
many Catholics look to contraception .. Ed Markovich has reported
studies of the pro choice prolife spectrum.. a. some think all
abortion is wrong b. some think all abortions should be allowed c.
some believe in first trimester d. some believe in first and 2nd
trimester abortions. Sai Baba has said that often the soul does not
enter the body until the quickening (first audible heartbeat)(usually
in the 5th month) .. JBO recounts a NY Times obituary .. a pregnant
woman tried to abort herself with a hangar .. the baby was born
without arms or legs.. she went around Baltimore on a cart.. she had
to prove to Children's Services that she was capable of raising a
baby.. and demonstrated changing diapers with her teeth.. before she
was hit by a car and killed.... Story B: L had 3 abortions. She went
to a spiritual healer who said that he saw a soul knocking on her
door 3 times.. the 4th time she would let him in. L burst into tears,
realizing she had not snuffed a life.. but only delayed a soul's
entry onto the world stage

May Democrats help
ban partial birth abortions
and pull Republicans
into opposition to
the partial birth abortion
of war.

to Wallace O

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5 SHORT POEMS TO WOMEN

Eve Angel does never
evangelize..
but who can ever hide
the Godlove in her eyes
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Every year Edith became less
and less rooster-pecked
*
She was not one to face the world
with lips pursed and tightly grabbed purse
*
He called her a clinging vine, did the
garden stake stable...
but it was she, the tomato vine, who
put all the food on the table.

The purple light which flows from
her ilght and hands has swirled around
her, folding into the swaddling
of the Divine Child

-saiom shriver-

5

Eve Angel is to EKB, who has attracted a husband of similar compassion and will
Not rooster pecked is to Jean Stapleton of All in the Family who enkindled
Edith Bunker
Tomato Vine is to all battered women and all the anonymous
angels who serve them
Purple light is to Karuna Anderson who has never passed a suffering animal by

Notes::

Mark Twain: 'Wherever
Eve is there is Eden'
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Author's Notes/Comments: 

As the world with 6
billion people grows more
crowded and green spaces
are ever more precious
.. many Catholics and others
look to contraception
.. Ed Markovich has
reported studies
of the pro choice
prolife spectrum..
a. some think
all abortion is wrong
b. some think
all abortions should
be allowed
c. some believe in
first trimester abortion
legality
d. some believe in
first and 2nd trimester
abortions.

Some believe the soul
does not enter the
body until the quickening
(first audible
heartbeat)(usually in the 5th month)
..
JBO recounts a NY
Times obituary ..
a pregnant woman
tried to abort herself
with a hangar
.. the baby was born
without arms or legs..
she went around Baltimore
on a cart.. she had
to prove to Children's
Services that she was
capable of raising
a baby.. and demonstrated
changing diapers with her
teeth.. before she
was hit by a car
and killed....

Starseed Transmissions:
One does not have enough
data to assign value to any action.

Several unelected presidents, judges,
senators and representatives
have voted for war
and pursued war with the
votes of the prolife
movement. Yet the babies
of Baghdad have been
bombed and the gold bouillion has gone to
billionaires.
has

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