Daring to rise

Shirley Asiedu-Addo
Posted September 14, 2020 from Ghana

By Shirley Asiedu-Addo

It is time to rise We have paid enough price Moans and cries. Hidden because you dare not cry. You can only sigh. And brace the sheer hell of being the other one. The curves and grace does not shut out intelligence.

It is time to rise. We have aid too tough to rise No more cries. You can go high I hear the shattering of glass.  The ceiling came tumbling. Its no gambling. Now we dare to rise because it's time to rise.

This story was submitted in response to From Poetry to Paintings .

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Nini Mappo
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 15, 2020

'Curves and graces do not shut out intelligence.' Best line.
Thank you for sharing

Shirley Asiedu-Addo
Sep 16, 2020
Sep 16, 2020

Nini dear thank you. We will dare to rise.

Chi8629
Sep 17, 2020
Sep 17, 2020

Thank you for sharing.

Shirley Asiedu-Addo
Sep 18, 2020
Sep 18, 2020

Thank you.

Beth Lacey
Sep 18, 2020
Sep 18, 2020

Yes, it is time to rise

Shirley Asiedu-Addo
Sep 18, 2020
Sep 18, 2020

Indeed it is Beth. Thank you.

KABAHENDA KIGGUNDU
Sep 18, 2020
Sep 18, 2020

Dear Shirley,

Thank you for sharing this encouraging message. Indeed, "it is time to rise," rise and raise our voices like you are doing.
Please keep writing. Please keep sharing. I look forward to your next piece of poetry.

Shirley Asiedu-Addo
Sep 18, 2020
Sep 18, 2020

Thank you so much for the encouragement. I hope to write more. Thank you again Kabahenda

J Brenda Lanyero
Sep 22, 2020
Sep 22, 2020

Hello dear.
Thank you so much...we rise indeed.

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Sep 22, 2020
Sep 22, 2020

Hello, Shirley,

Welcome back to World Pulse! Wow. This is such an empowering post. Yes, let us say, "enough is enough". It's time to arise!

Shirley Asiedu-Addo
Sep 23, 2020
Sep 23, 2020

Thanks Karen. Time to arise.