push, push, push, NOW
reach deep within your reservoir, on
every contraction, every push,
savor it, breathe in
savor it, breathe out.

For, our fire shall not be drowned,
our pain shall not be in vain
rise now, snatch the gains, from
people who have us in chains.

REACH Out, link hands with
our sisters, root for them to
grow, let us
rise together, and with
every inch forward
savor it, breathe in
savor it, breathe out.

This month in YeahWrite ‘Acrostic’ is the theme for Poetry. This is an Acrostic for “Press For Progress” which is the motto for Women’s Day 2018.

 

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11 thoughts on “Press for progress #PressForProgress #InternationalWomensDay

  • March 9, 2018 at 8:40 am
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    The use of repetition worked really well in this. The ‘push, push, push’ imbued a sense of urgency, and bookending ‘savour it, breathe in/savour it, breathe out’ worked well to calm and direct that energy.

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    • March 12, 2018 at 11:52 pm
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      Thank you for your feedback. I wanted to emphasise the need to enjoy the process of birthing a movement but how it had to be done in the present.

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  • March 9, 2018 at 1:05 am
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    The opening stanza succeeds in putting the reader in the “Now” of this poem. I thought the repeated lines worked well to suggest that this poem could be used as a chant at a protest.

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    • March 12, 2018 at 11:55 pm
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      Yes! Glad it conveyed that the time for such a movement was in the present.

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  • March 8, 2018 at 10:55 pm
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    I like the way this felt a bit like childbirth at the beginning while it was clearly a different sort of birth. There a very dynamic feel to this piece.

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    • March 12, 2018 at 11:55 pm
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      Thank you. Glad you liked it Michelle:)

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  • March 8, 2018 at 12:41 pm
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    There are many things that needs to be won over, many battles to fight yet, for the future of our daughters. And thus we have to rise together, push every little bit every other time and savor it.
    A soft yet powerful punch!

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  • March 7, 2018 at 8:55 am
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    The repetition of “savor it, breathe in / savor it, breathe out” is very effective, especially in the metaphor of the birth of a movement.

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