Poetry Contest – First Place Equality and Vision

*An update from the land of “blogging haitis”* I come with the exciting news of winning first place in the We Are All The Same Poetry Contest! If you have my book Versions of the Self or have been following this blog for a while now then you will likely recognize the poem “Equality and Vision.” If you haven’t read it before, I hope you will head over to Vanessa Souza D’Alessio’s site to check it out. I’m so pleased to have been chosen for first place!

The We Are All The Same Project, which funded the contest, is doing wonderful things for feminism so please take a look around and subscribe to the site too. Thank you to everyone who supports poetry, women’s rights, and my writing efforts.

β™₯ Christy

Inspire For A Better Life

by Christy Birmingham

Self-respecting we stand,
Where once we did hunch over
With guilt, second-prize ribbons and a
Countertop lined with ingredients to cook.

We stand tall in the glow of securing the
Right to vote, as we step toward visions of
Our equality with the muscular forces –
Let’s see the vision soon without wearing glasses,
Even within home walls where cameras do not go.

There is still work to do, as we strive for
Equal pay and we are haunted by the
Memories of physical and emotional abuse,
From past years, last months and this morning.

There are bodies that choose to chain us down.

We speak up louder with each day that passes,
Striving to reach a volume that cracks windows of
Disregard. We do not pass on opportunities to
Honor and represent the women who
Have brought us to the path we travel today.

We thank…

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136 thoughts on “Poetry Contest – First Place Equality and Vision

  1. dgkaye

    Congratulations to you my sweet friend. So well deserved. What a lovely feeling that must be, a great accomplishment! I noticed your absence, so it’s nice to see you back. I’m looking forward to my own hiatus in a few more weeks. πŸ™‚ ❀ xo

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    1. Christy B Post author

      Hi sweetie ❀ Yes, I'd been offline quite a bit but slowly making my way back.. I hope you have a nice break and you deserve it xx I envy your energy for blogging and social media ~ You are amazing xx

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  2. Sue Dreamwalker

    Christy this is wonderful news. Congratulations to you.. And a most deserving poem.. I am delighted this got such recognition my friend..
    I hope January is being good to you.. And I wish you continued success throughout the rest of 2017..
    Lots of love and mega hugs your way

    Love and Blessings
    Sue ❀ xxx


  3. Sue Dreamwalker

    Christy.. Congratulations this is a wonderful Poem.. and so well deserving of first place.. Well done you.. I hope as this New Year unfurls it brings you even greater success in all that you write..
    Love and warm hugs your way Christy.. Love and continued Blessings in all you do..

    Love to you.. Sue xxx ❀

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  4. reocochran

    Wow, you really have created two wonderful and powerful messages in the poem on this post (very inspirational!) and the one you have on the other post (a statement poem!)
    You go, girl! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚



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