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They Can't Shut Us All Up
They can shut me up
but they can't change the truth--
I'm Rosa and Hillary, Malala and Ruth.
They can silence my voice
but I'll lead and you'll follow--
I'm Keller and Earhart, Cleopatra and Kahlo.
We rivet and code,
we teach and we heal,
orbit Earth, win Nobels,
go to prison for ideals.
They can't shut us all up
and they can't change what's true--
we're here to write history in PINK, not in blue.
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017
This is a poem for Laura Shovan's Annual February Writing Project. The words/phrases for this poem