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Legendary Lady Leaders I salute you

I am like Cleopatra embraced by serpents many fear always trying something new and dramatic with my hair I am like Eva Patrón growing up with a painful family getting lost in movies thinking of my own hypnotizing when I speak First lady of Argentina meeting you, after death would be a treat a nervous habit, of nibbling on my jewelry the similarities, between us gave me a sense of foolery I am like Wilma Mankiller Chief of the Cherokee Tribe for ten years fighting against Native stereotypes despite such distress enemies did stress promoting to ‘be of good mind’ you were a leader, of your time an advocator for women that they may grow up and become chief as a child, you wondered the forests, like me not the streets I am like Aung San Suu Kyi wearing three types of flowers in your hair feeling at times like a ‘splinter of glass, sharp, glinting power to defend itself against hands that try to crush’ winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, for courage, was a must I am like Catherine The Great a love to laugh, coffee, and feeling compelled to always fill abandoned blank sheets of paper you were a Royal Russian Empress,with not one red drop of Russian blood and her people, were blessed to have her I am like the Queen of England longest royal lifetime in history strong built, from a miserable childhood toughened her this is no mystery preferring candle light to electricity handwriting over typewriter and poetry I am like Indira Gandhi dreaming to live as she did riding elephants and having tiger cubs as companions your own Sikh security killed you, the story a sad one secret dreams of being a writer angered, by the imbalance of power between men and women listening to beat poets like Ginsberg as a great Prime Minister of India you were heard and understood I am like Rigoberta Menchú drew the worlds attention to native Indians rights, because of you your goal, to be a drop of water on a rock dripping in the same spot, eventually in the world, you may leave a mark wearing many colors ‘because it gives you life’ insisting men and women be equals you fought this fight to relax, as I do writing poetry into the night I am like Joan of Arc French Military Heroine burned at the stake at just age nineteen known for keeping your cool even on the battlefield being a courageous and inspirational rare jewel Legendary Lady Leaders I salute you

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Date: 7/15/2010 5:36:00 AM
Your Free Verse poetry is phenomenal! Very enjoyable to read. (soup mail) Lovingly, Dane Ann
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Date: 7/13/2010 5:25:00 PM
wow, you have a long one!! I am never that creative...good job!
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Date: 7/10/2010 2:02:00 PM
wow! wow! i can not believe i love this one,, may be it's because i am a women and i love half the ones you mentioned.. Gosh this will be the first time i favorite two poems in one day,,Your free verse is so in style,,wow!! not many poems get many wow!s out of me,, love it,, last stanza JOAN of aArc was my favorite,,,have a nice one,..p.d.
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Date: 7/10/2010 11:59:00 AM
Oh Heather please enter the Numerology contest anyway.. am sure u can create something all your own.. my life is so full of adventures I could have continued with the poem.. good thing it was for one number... but I gave the other numbers props too.. interesting way u created this one from nannying and book reports... I have 3 little grand babies.. photos posted on my blog ... and they are too little yet ...5,4, 2 .. we all started so young in my family to have families.. its an Italian thing..
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Date: 7/10/2010 11:27:00 AM
I did ..the trip was fantastic and I hope u enjoyed some of the hundreds of photos we took . I posted as many as Soup would take on my blogs announcing my Haiku contest so I hope u enter Heather.. nice to know u are Hawaiian.. so u speak the language also? luv..
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Date: 7/10/2010 8:23:00 AM
A very creative salute to historic women, Heather. This is an amazing series of analogies, finding you identify with so many of these great ladies. Best wishes in the contest! Soup mail in a moment. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 7/10/2010 7:29:00 AM
Luv this Heather.. u started it out with my favorite gal..Cleopatra... awesome.. the rest are perfection on top ... just a little hint.. Eva Peron is the way she spelled her name. .. going by the movie Evita.. but if the way u spelled it is proper I have learned something new today.. thankxxx Heather.. enjoyed a very creative write.. with luv..
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Date: 7/10/2010 12:53:00 AM
excellent and compelling poem, you are Heather Hill awesome poet, Harry
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