Alice Walker – Women

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They were women then
My mama’s generation

Husky of voice—stout of
Step
With fists as well as
Hands

How they battered down
Doors

And ironed
Starched white
Shirts
How they led
Armies
Headragged generals
Across mined
Fields
Booby-trapped
Ditches
To discover books
Desks
A place for us
How they knew what
we
Must know
Without knowing a page
Of it
Themselves.

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