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07/29/2016 05:09 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2017

"Grit & Grace"

As she spoke of Suffragettes and Sisterhood
With her lionhearted sermonhttp://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/democratic-national-convention-watch-meryl-streep-speech-hillary-clinton-914727
Meryl Streep assembled an infantry

Women, girls, and allies take heart
Fathers raise daughters upon guardian shoulders
Instead of stomping them underneath their boots
As their forefathers did
And some of their brothers still do

Mothers give lanterns to young women to light agency over their bodies
Advising them to remain at the table even when ordered to go away
When they are commanded to smile and are silenced into fear
They encourage the wisdom of their minds and to speak what is in them

Grandmothers lend their souls to girls for bravery in their bones
To take hearth and home with road and wilderness
Motherhood with boardrooms and corner offices
Or nothing but quiet simplicity
Anything can be theirs for the dreaming

As she preaches of firsts and exclusions that should have been inclusions
The cracks in the glass ceiling rumble
In the statehouses, schools, homes, and houses of worship
Shards of glass fall from skyward
Warm breezes of Seneca Falls whisper through the keyholes

We can feel the air
We are almost there

The next generation
Will run safely in fields of daisies as girls
And leaders of nations as women

Our bodies, minds, and sexual orientations are not the property of the state or Trump/Pence http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/07/donald-trump-mike-pence-vice-president-abortion-gay
We are tired of our wombs being auctioned off every election cycle
We will not go back to the alleys
We will not die in childbirth like our grandmothers
We will rejoice in the children we choose to create
We are using our voices
We are recognizing our symbols
We are writing the words and she is listening http://www.vox.com/a/hillary-clinton-interview/the-gap-listener-leadership-quality

This is why we are with her
We have waited 19 Amendments and 96 years for this https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=63