The house will fall all that was solid gone to cards and toothpicks the heart has gone out of it and the dreamer has awakened rudely without warning to find she is a cipher a ghost in what would have been her home and so without hesitation without a pause seamlessly the haunting will commence … Continue reading Smashing

Ruth Bader Ginsburg #FridayPhilosophy

"Better bitch, than mouse." ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg She was told that her nickname at Harvard was "bitch." This was her response.

Gloria Steinem #FridayPhilosophy

"If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?" ~ Gloria Steinem

Vivid #wwwblogs

The springtime Does not hide herself: Seeking invisibility She bursts into beauty And vivid color Inundating the eyes With her presence Filling the air With her brightness ~ Caroline A. Slee

Fierce Beauty #wwwblogs

Warriors rode off into battle Weighed down With armor And broadswords While the women left behind Built their armor And blades With the power of their words The world was not ready To see more Than fragile beauty Where a thousand fires burned But she is fire and nature An unstoppable force Shaping worlds Against … Continue reading Fierce Beauty #wwwblogs

Happy International Women’s Day! #FridayPhilosophy

I love celebration. A doctor once told my Tumor Raider and I that you should jump at every chance for a celebration, and today we celebrate women. So, quotes in honor of the day: "To tell a woman everything she cannot do is to tell her everything she can." ~ Spanish Proverb "We realize the … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day! #FridayPhilosophy

Pillars #wwwblogs

That whisper of weakness Might bring the roof Crashing down upon us Such is the danger Of listening To the wrong voices We must hold To the fierce That fire to push Forward into dreams And into action We stand fast We hold the skies above us We refuse To back down ~ Caroline A. … Continue reading Pillars #wwwblogs

Steadfast #wwwblogs

We stand Despite impossible odds We speak Though many shout us down We rise A force of nature And we persist Against the naysayers Do not ignore Power that comes Without violence Nor truth spoken In a soft voice Steadfast And steady We will prevail No matter the opposition ~ Caroline A. Slee

Twisted #wwwblogs

Left to its own devices The tall tree Will find the sky Adapting to wind And storms In its own path Trunk and limbs Will dance and entwine Stronger together Than before While time smiles At this twisted beauty A survivor Here to stay - Caroline A. Slee

The Madness of Cervantes

His hero would see a field With an army standing ready Demanding he fight For a woman His claim to love means He strips her of her name And pulls her Through madness and folly She is simply The accessory he requires In the story he tells himself Both less and more Than a person … Continue reading The Madness of Cervantes