Wednesday, January 7, 2015

We Are Speaking


forusa.org

[In 2013, the Fellowship for Reconciliation 
presented the International Peace Award 
to the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers 
for their work to promote peace 
through preservation of cultures.]


When the grandmothers
from the Four Directions
speak,
a new time
is coming,
says ancient prophecy.

Ah, ho,
reply the grandmothers.
And now
we are speaking.

12 comments:

  1. the voices of the grandmothers...i imagine how wise they must be!

    i love this post, sherry....i feel i've learned something new. :)

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  2. Wise women. May the masses listen.

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  3. The wise women speak. Then the stupid men in power go off and screw everything up!!! (C'mon, I couldn't resist that one...) Seriously, what an uplifting, hopeful poem. May it come to pass that wise AND wild women are taken more seriously in this patriarchal world. Love, Amy

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  4. The beauty of this comes within it's simplicity.

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  5. we def need to listen across the generations...there is wisdom in listening to the generations...and when we listen across the generations we can build on that....

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  6. now if someone would listen...
    Thanks for your visit hope you are having a warm and cozy Jan...

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  7. Everyone needs to be speaking now--especially Grandmothers. Thanks, Sherry. k. (It is Manicddaily at wordpress--for some reason I can't post under that name.) K.

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  8. i love when people listen to the wisdom of old people... sadly it has changed a bit in our young-fanatic world - though the trend goes to old age wisdom again i think

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  9. Grandmothers are wise and this is great :)

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  10. I'm glad these grandmother's received a peace award. I hope all of us grandmother's speak for peace even without recognition.

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