The Trung sisters,
Fighting their country's occupation.
Declared themselves queens,
Repelled the Chinese,
Celebrated for saving a nation.
Joan of Arc,
A girl with spark,
Strength and guts and guile.
Led France to a win,
Got Charles crowned king,
Then killed in a way most vile.
To freedom she ran,
Then returned to fight against slavery.
Served in the civil war,
And freed hundreds more.
Icon of liberty and bravery.
A lady who was done,
With asking for the vote in vain.
Arrested nine times,
Under the king's horse she died,
A martyr for the suffragette campaign.
A girl who would not comply,
To her attendance at school being banned.
At fifteen she was shot,
But still on she fought.
A Nobel Peace Prize for making a stand.
All these women and more,
With voices that roar,
Standing strong in the face of danger.
Their actions are brave,
Some went to their graves,
While fighting for freedom and changes.
Louise Lazenby is an artist and writer who lives in England with her husband, 2 children, 2 cats and cocker spaniel. Louise loves reading, writing, painting and walking and is inspired by many things, but particularly nature and relationships. Her current published work is a poetry chapbook, "Searching for the Light", a selection of poems written to explore our feelings about relationships, both with others and ourselves.
As well as art, Louise also studied psychology and is fascinated by the workings of the mind and the human condition.