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Friday, 8 March 2019

The New Suffragettes ♀

Get out of our way,

we're the New Suffragettes.

We drink what we want

and we smoke cigarettes,

we don't want soft words

and gold statuettes.

We take what we want,

we're the New Suffragettes.


We won't bow to pressure

or masculine threats.

We won't have remorse

or gender regrets

and we stand proud together,

both blondes and brunettes.

We take what we want,

we're the New Suffragettes.


Don't think that we owe you,

we've paid all our debts.

We take what we want,

we're the New Suffragettes.


© Andrew Goodison

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Andrew Goodison is a single father of two, full time carer and full time poet, living in the West of Ireland.

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