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The glorious crone is alone, alone!
No man to please, no children to own.
Why wouldn’t she be? Look at who she admires:
women who dreamed of, not lived, in the fire.
Diana the Huntress with arrow and bow,
patron of women but man does not know.
The Maid of Orleans, a warrior saint,
who burned at the stake having no man’s taint.
Then to the Golden Age, Good Queen Bess,
that best Prince of Tudors who ruled in a dress.
Jane A. hit the mark on romance so well
but died still a virgin, the pages do tell.
Emily, middle of moor sisters three,
who wrote, all untouched, so passionately.
There’s Florence, a spinster nurse all of her life,
methinks she could, maybe, have used a wife.
And Eleanor, long-married, only in name
when she cut off the sex after Franklin’s shame.
So isn’t it fitting, isn’t it right
that the glorious crone is alone at night?

© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

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  • woodie123
    woodie123over 1 year ago

    Great write . The powerful women through history.

  • Thanks, yes indeed, my heroines.

    – RC deWinter

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 1 year ago

    A very interesting write. Love how all of the great women fall into place. Sometimes being a great woman brings on certain sacrifices. Well written.

  • Yes, sacrifices indeed, we can only hope they’re worth it, thank you, Iris.

    – RC deWinter

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 1 year ago

    Love it. Your writing is a great wonder, I am a fan. : ))) xoxxoxxo

  • Honored, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • devotee1
    devotee1over 1 year ago

    Quite a list! Indeed, always like best those who walk to the beat of their own drummer.

  • As do I, but sometimes we’re hard to love smile

    – RC deWinter

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