Paul Ryan’s Poem: A Letter

Published February 25, 2017 by kdorholt

*I wrote this as a plea to Paul Ryan to not defund Planned Parenthood

Paul Ryan’s Poem: A Letter

Dear Speaker,
I’m a citizen of this land,
and thus, I am
a woman in your care.

I must rely on you
to make fair rules
that keep me sound
and healthy everywhere.

Dear Speaker,
I have heard too many stories
of how little I am held
in your regard

and how your
policies favor not women
but are harsh, unrealistic
cold and hard.

Dear Speaker,
if your blind mission should succeed
and fails to help all
hopeful womankind,

you will bear the sin
of women suffering and
and that wrong should e’er heft heavy
on your mind.

Dear Speaker,
why think so much ill of women
and always see the evil
they might do?

Women, taken as a whole,
are righteous people
yes, Speaker, every
speck as pure as you.

Dear Speaker,
may I say that I’m heartbroken
with your design to lord
o’er our bodies.

How do you see
this as your given power?
Would you do this if our pronoun
were “he”?

Dear Speaker,
I ask you, please, soften
your heart. Give us credit
as you do a man.

Put up bills
for votes that trust in women’s
goodness, as only you,
the one House Speaker can.

Dear Speaker,
you will hear women’s thanksgiving,
all overflowing here
with our true joy.

(We do not take our
role as life’s force lightly
or look at our body
as some sex toy.)

Dear Speaker,
when women make judgment
to control a birth from our
wombs any way,

we do it with the
greatest sense of prudence.
You can trust us with
that power on each day.

Dear Speaker,
a higher force creates us women,
so there has to be good reason
for this grace.

We are good enough
to bear forth glory.
The best of makers deigned this
as our place.

Dear Speaker,
Thank you for your kind attention
to my asking that you just do
what is right,

and may all that’s holy
gleam and guide all your days
and be with you every
single night.


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