Happy International Women’s Day!

Today, like many around the world I’m celebrating International Women’s Day! We are celebrating the achievements of women.

And you know what? I’m ready for some women leaders to govern our world. Wars and dictators would be far fewer, I’m convinced of that!

Imagine a world of gender equality. You think we have that in the U.S.? Nope, we don’t. And parts of the world are much worse. So it’s time, past time to do some lifting up.

Celebrate women today.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Writing and Image Copyright © 2022 rivers renewed

When Women Are Healed

stars nationalgeo

When women are healed they are no longer afraid of men

taking back their identity, and somehow

they know the earth, and where they can grow

telling us all, the truth of the ages now,

because of their confidence.

And the reality, of who they really are

goes far beyond

what men think, in their hands

a mystery

that they are actually stars

holding our universe


in a beautiful


of space and time.


Poetry © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

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