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Boy Sitting

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Boy Sitting

If you have not read my "Girl Rising" poem
please read it first. Thanks I appreciate it.



Rise up from your chair
Do not be complacent
Do you not hear your sister
She cries out for justice

Are you being raised to be her jailor
Who has fed you a pie filled with lies
Baked in the pit of hell
Coated in religiosity
Served with justification
The contents poisoning your mind
Destroying your soul

Rise from your chair
Stand with your sisters
Beside them
Not above them
You were not born to be master
Their time is now
Stand on the side of freedom
Education
Equality
That time is now

One day
You will raise daughters
Give them a new world
Filled with possibilities
Limitless 
Strength
A world you helped create
All because
You stood
You said
Enough
The time for change is now


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  1. Date: 6/27/2013 10:02:00 AM

    *Claps* Another incredible write from you...not that I expected nothing but the best from you! That was so inspiring. There's a time for everyone to shine.. :D

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/27/2013 6:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Caleah You flatter me. I'm okay with that*lol*
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/27/2013 6:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks again Jack.
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 6:09:00 AM

    Sory... I got yh tile wrong earlier. Equally powerful, perhaps even more so. Fine writing, Richard... Jack

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/27/2013 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jack
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 11:14:00 AM

    Well said. I should rate 7. "ONE DAY YOU WILL RAISE DAUGHTERS" There are so many countries where women are treated like dirt even now. They just have to follow the man's foot path. In Sri Lanka there was an era where women dominated society. women made the decision of the family matters. That was before English became our rulers. Thing changed. Now our women have equal rights. Thanks to FEMINISM!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/26/2013 8:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Manel, you are most kind.
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 4:24:00 PM

    'awesome, you are on a roll, my friend. also puts me in mind of the ignorant guys that would not rise to let a poor black woman sit on a bus in Montgomery one day in '55. or maybe they just told on her for sitting there regardless!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/25/2013 6:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes a quiet woman names Rosa Parks who spoke volumes with a simple action and sparked a revolution.
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 10:53:00 AM

    Interesting, I was just telling m y husband about the poem you wrote yesterday, "girl rising" I was just sharing with him how deeply moved I was by the video and your words, and then here you are, with another meaningful branch, we are all part of that tree you know, bless you for writing this, and have a great day Richard, xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/25/2013 6:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am pleased my poem sparked a conversation. I feel very honored.
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 10:47:00 AM

    what a wonderful array of gently- composed imagery in your tandem of pieces... well expressed, richard!...:) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/25/2013 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Nette, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on them.
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 10:32:00 AM

    I agree with Monterey, very powerful write indeed. You are incredibly talented too my friend. Hugs and love, Gail

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 9:56:00 AM

    I admire your works so much sir......Inspiring........:):):):):)Adarsh..

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/25/2013 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Adarsh, I think this is our first time being acquainted. Thanks for stopping by.
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 8:00:00 AM

    Again, incredibly powerful poem.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/25/2013 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Monterey
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:38:00 AM

    Absolutely tremendous, Richard. I hope your voice is heard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/25/2013 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Feel free to email to friends, together we can get the message out. Thanks as always for your encouraging comments.
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:16:00 AM

    My goodness. Such a strong statement made on both of these connected pieces. Tremendous!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 6/25/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I appreciate your feedback Drake