For Women Everywhere

something snapped inside of her.
'ENOUGH ALREADY!' she screamed.
it's time for women everywhere to
claim their worth, their value,
their beauty, their sacredness.
no more of this believing the
darkness that's been thrust upon
no more taking the blame for the
sins of others.
no more claiming themselves failures
when in fact, they are survivors.
it's time for women to stop.
turn around.
face those people who have hurt,
harmed, and wounded and let them
know that they refuse to be destroyed.
they refuse to carry the burden.
it's time for women everywhere to
claim their power, their beauty
and their right to shine.
it's time for women everywhere to
place the palms of their hands on
their wounds, acknowledge the pain
and change the world with the lessons
gained from that pain.
it's time to move with the wisdom
of a survivor and to know your strength.
the world is waiting for us.
let us step up now and reclaim ourselves,
and reclaim the world.
© Terri St. Cloud

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