On Writing

Poem 54 – We Can, We Will, We Must

“We Can, We Will, We Must”
For Annamie Paul, Leader of Canada’s Green Party

hers is a voice
epic
braided with mother    grandmother
legacy – learned & lived advocacy
rallying determination with the
passionate grace of a phoenix in flight

she’s thundering author 
of the book of radical   daring    change
she’s pounding rhythm of 
We can! 
We will!
We must!
the mouthpiece majesty of courage
in the loops of stilted melodies in
need of diversity

she turns heads
to face the tumultuous now
the collector of Hope’s
wild child Action!

Granddaughter
Daughter
Mother
Wife
Leader

pay attention!
hands are joining in 
togetherness
step into the dance of
inclusive
possible
energetic

vibrant victory!


To learn more about Annamie Paul, please visit her website HERE.

2 thoughts on “Poem 54 – We Can, We Will, We Must

  1. well done V!! very inspiring.

    C.

    On Tue, 23 Feb 2021 at 11:23, VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” “We Can, We Will, We Must”For Annamie Paul, > Leader of Canada’s Green Party hers is a voiceepicbraided with mother > grandmotherlegacy – learned & lived advocacyrallying determination with > thepassionate grace of a phoenix in flight sh” >

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