Wednesday, 31 January 2018

I believe in this country...do you? // 8th Amendment Poem


I believe in a country where all genders stand tall
where bodies are not battlegrounds 
and voices are not muted

I believe in a country where swollen bellies 
are reserved for times of joy and excitement 
not fear and frustration

I believe in a country that does not run away from its past
and instead invests in its future

I believe in a country that puts people before politics
where personal belief systems operate outside of the womb

I believe in a country that chooses
understanding over judgement
nourishment over punsihment
healing over heartache

I believe in a country that acknowledges parenthood
 as a choice not an obligation

I believe in a country that provides healthcare for all
that does not turn away people in crisis
and those without money to travel abroad

I believe in a country with compassion
 that respects each person's
 authority over their own body

I believe in a country that prioritises mental health
over physical capacity

I believe in a country that strives for progress over power
and gives the people who call it home
the power to live their best lives

I believe in this country, do you?


#Repealthe8th



News of the upcoming referendum in May prompted this pool of words (and doodle). 

I hope you enjoyed reading it.

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Until the next time, 

Niamh xxx


PS: Really great myth-busting article here!

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