A Song for Sheroes – Poetry by Bob McNeil

The Heroines Among Us

Bob McNeil writes of women who took the world by storm and changed hearts and minds for the better! One step at a time, we continue moving forward in the direction of gender equality!


A Song for Sheroes

Women, make men comprehend,

Women, make men comprehend,

Women,

Make men comprehend

That each sister

Has a Harriet Tubman

Prepared to seek

A place where men

Do not abuse their Queens,

A place that erects Jewels of Respect.

Women, make men comprehend,

Women, make men comprehend,

Women,

Make men comprehend

That each sister

Has a Shirley Chisholm

Prepared to shake and make every state

Understand that liberation

Must not become a membership card

Only given to men.

Women, make men comprehend,

Women, make men comprehend,

Women,

Make men comprehend

That each sister

Has a Dr. Mae C. Jemison

Entering a NASA shuttlecraft

That ascends to a time

Where gender mistreatment ends.

Women, make men comprehend,

Women, make men comprehend,

Women, make men comprehend.

by Bob McNeil

Copyright 2020


Poet:

Bob McNeil, writer, editor, and spoken word artist, is the author of Verses of Realness. Hal Sirowitz, a Queens Poet Laureate, called the book “A fantastic trip through the mind of a poet who doesn’t flinch at the truth.” Among Bob’s recent accomplishments, he found working on Lyrics of Mature Hearts to be a humbling experience because of the anthology’s talented contributors. Copies of that collection are available here: https://amzn.to/3bU8Loi.