In the Steps of RBG


When the words to express my feelings don't come easily, I am thankful for the talented poets among us. Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer aka Word Woman, offers these words as a tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You can find more of her poetry on her website A Hundred Falling Veils.


You can listen to me as I read this poem here.

In the Steps of RBG


So let me take one step right now,


one step toward respect.


And give me strength to take another


toward clarity. And though


my feet might feel like stones, let


me take another step toward justice.


And another toward equity. And another


toward truth. And though my legs


may feel leaden and slow, though someone


else may step on my toes, may I inch


toward forgiveness. May every step


be toward a bridge. Enough divisiveness.


And as I go, may I find joy in the stepping,


grace in the edging toward great change.


But if there’s little joy, let me step anyway.


Then take another step. And another. And another.



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