RIP RBG

Somedays, I have no words. It is best then, to pick up my brush or pen and leave the words to a poet. And how beautifully Tammi Traux puts it.

May Her Memory be a Revolution

Some say notorious.
We’re told the most righteous souls
pass with the setting of the sun
on the eve of Rosh Hashanah,
a sign that all is as it should be.
Let’s say glorious.
Let us grieve, as we must, as we should.
Cry, curse cancer, curl up in a comforter.
She’d condone that, briefly.
But do not descend into it,
for she would expect, instead,
dissent.
Let’s say meritorious.
Remember her.
Get up, rise up, speak up.
Do twenty push-ups.
Study something complex.
Eat some Chinese take-out.
If so inclined, adorn yourself
with baubles or lace, then
dissent.
Let’s be victorious.
Honor the tiny giant
who fought for us, for justice.
Quiet as a thunder clap,
make your voice heard.
She did all she could
so that we can
dissent.
Let’s.

— Tammi J Truax
Portsmouth Poet Laureate 2019-2021
Maine Beat Poet Laureate 2018-2020

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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18 Responses to RIP RBG

  1. Fantastic poem. Do you have a link to it? I haven’t been able to find it online other than Twitter, which I don’t follow and only gives a partial link.

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  2. IRENE Reinhold says:

    Truly beautiful!!

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  3. Truly Amazing 😁👍

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  4. Truly Nice…😁👍

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  5. Laurie says:

    Lovely. Thank you

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  6. Nice painting, I really like how you used muted colours. Its too bad she is gone.

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  7. rhodadraws says:

    muchas gracias, querida!

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  8. Lee Kline says:

    Beautiful portrait of a beautiful soul.

    Lee

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

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  9. Wonderful painting of a true heroine and very fitting words.

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  10. Jeff Gold says:

    A worthy tribute to an amazing person.

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  11. Perfect picture and poem! Thank you!

    Like

  12. msraaka says:

    So powerful, Suhita. Thank you!

    Like

  13. Fabio says:

    Thanks to both of you!

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  14. Mél@nie says:

    RIP, Ma’am… you’ve been an EXCEPTIONAL lady and a wonderful human being!!! such a pity she hasn’t lived to see the current imposter in the WH out of it!!! 😦

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