This post is so timely that I feel compelled to reblog. Just beautiful. Thank you, Kimberly!
If there is anything that gets my passion up as a woman it is hearing other women de-value their own words, and in doing so, denying their own life and experiences. It disturbs me to the core that some women feel that what they say is not important. The world NEEDS the voice of women. I don’t care if you write, create, and/or blog every day about what you see outside your kitchen window. YOUR view, YOUR subjective experience change this world. So write! Create. Tell your vision.
“If You Must…”
If you must speak, and of course you do, my sister-
what teachings lay upon you?
Have you learned, my sweet sister,
how your voice caresses the soul of another?
Believe me, it’s true.
Did they teach you, my loving sister,
to hear your own succulent, rich rhythm?
The uttered syllables and breath-ful
pauses as unique to you as…
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