Lizzy, Can You See Them? (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

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Lizzy, Can You See Them? 

 

Back when little girls would dress

In fancy bows and lace,

They learned to bat their eyes

And walk with style and grace,

But while the others powdered up

To flirt and feminize, 

Lizzy Stanton shook her head

And rolled her knowing eyes,

 

Lizzy wondered why her friends

Could never see the light,

She saw the way things were

And knew it wasn't right,

While politics and law degrees

Were only for the men,

Lizzy Stanton learned to use

The power of the pen.

 

Lizzy can you see them?

Living out your dreams,

They're C. E. O.'s and senators

And everything between,

Your crazy way of thinking

Wasn't crazy, so it seems,

Lizzy can you seem them?

Living out your dreams.

 

Lizzy told her women friends

To stand up for their rights,

She said the right to vote

Was clearly in their sights,

Her partner, Susan Anthony

Let everybody know,

Lizzy wrote the thunderbolts

That Susan B. would throw.

 

Lizzy can you see them?

Living out your dreams,

In every sport, the highest court

And everywhere between,

Your crazy way of thinking

Wasn't crazy, so it seems,

Lizzy can you seem them?

Living out your dreams.

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: September 28, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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