I am new to blogging and I travel often so will not be able to blog every day. However, I am I going to introduce myself. I am a marching, picketing feminist who loves people. I am a photographer and artist. I have worked in Domestic Violence (DV), nursing, and the American Red Cross (AMC). I have been a make-up artist and selling specialist for major American designers. I am retired, a widow with 4 children and 9 grandchildren. I am interested in politics which effect women and children. I love poetry, books and reading.
This is by Walt Whitman, who described himself as a “barbaric yawp”.
I can not be silent. Thanks for listening.
I Sit and Look Out
“I sit and look out upon all the sorrows of the world, and upon all oppression and shame.
I hear secret convulsive sobs from young men at anguish with themselves, remorseful after deeds done.
I see in low life the mother misused by her children, dying, neglected, gaunt, desperate.
I see the wife misused by her husband, I see the treacherous seducer of young women,
I mark the ranklings of jealousy and unrequited love attempted to be hid, I see these sights on the earth,
I see the workings of battle, pestilence, tyranny, I see martyrs and prisoners,
I observe a famine at sea, I observe the sailors casting lots who shall be kill’d to preserve the lives of the rest,
I observe the slights and degradations cast by arrogant persons upon laborers, the poor, and upon the negroes, and the like;
All these-all the meanness and agony without end I sitting look out upon,
See, hear, and am silent.”