“a woman is waiting”

“a woman is waiting” 

 

a woman is waiting

for a man to talk–what else is new-

 conversation is long overdue

yet silence continues

another form of abuse

genocide via ignor-ance~

IF the woman had some WMD

maybe some nukes

a few drones

the man would not be so rude

as to keep a hungry woman waiting~

IF this woman had some oil

natural gas for fracking

tons of coal

the man would come courting business

but the woman is still waiting

silence as a form of  debating~

IF this woman had some iron ore

a little gold

a lot of lithium

the prime minister would come running chatting up charming a storm with tobacco in hand

but he’s not

because all this chief has got

is an unprofitable diamond mine lease

a lot of folks who speak Cree

on a reserve with a distinct lack of decent homes, schools and jobs

so

Theresa Spence is still waiting

Stephen Harper is still evading

 

woman waits

 man equivicates 

 

yet

she gains ground

with every dance

beaten drum

song sung

 

 @wojcik  2012

 

 

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. slpmartin said,

    December 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Alas…she does not wait alone.

    • December 30, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      Spence sure is getting a lot of company if the Idle No More events that are still spreading are any measure of “company.” 🙂

  2. Meg said,

    December 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Beautiful. Beautiful.

  3. January 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve been enjoying your poetry – thanks for sharing. And this is my fave so far … right on the mark and very touching.
    Jeanne

  4. cecilia said,

    January 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    This is fantastic, i found it quite by chance, powerful and honest. honesty is often powerful.. but often ignored too.. brilliant.. c

    • January 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Very kind of you, Cecilia. Honesty is often pushed aside these days. As you say it’s “often ignored.” Isn’t that strange? Thanks for visiting.


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