Annie Louisa Walker

(23 June 1836 - 7 July 1907 / Staffordshire, England)

Women's Rights - Poem by Annie Louisa Walker

You cannot rob us of the rights we cherish,
Nor turn our thoughts away
From the bright picture of a "Woman's Mission"
Our hearts portray.

We claim to dwell, in quiet and seclusion,
Beneath the household roof,--
From the great world's harsh strife, and jarring voices,
To stand aloof;--

Not in a dreamy and inane abstraction
To sleep our life away,
But, gathering up the brightness of home sunshine,
To deck our way.

As humble plants by country hedgerows growing,
That treasure up the rain,
And yield in odours, ere the day's declining,
The gift again;

So let us, unobtrusive and unnoticed,
But happy none the less,
Be privileged to fill the air around us
With happiness;

To live, unknown beyond the cherished circle,
Which we can bless and aid;
To die, and not a heart that does not love us
Know where we're laid.


Comments about Women's Rights by Annie Louisa Walker

  • Silver Star - 4,245 Points Primrose Tee (6/24/2014 3:23:00 PM)

    great poem indeed, nice work (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 7,214 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (6/24/2014 7:45:00 AM)

    Great thinking. Where ever such oppression exists, naturally women should rise. I like lines in every sense. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 26,918 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (6/24/2014 4:30:00 AM)

    A great poem on women empowerment and having relevance for today where world opinion is large. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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