“DABBLER”

 

Oh Frida

Oh, oh Frida

“Dabbler”

Dismissed despite

An incredible oeuvre

That arose from

A palette of physical pain

Banishing mental anguish

Reading your writing

What an amazing brain

Frida, you are our heroine

Role model

Silently reaching out

To generations of women

Artists, poets, musicians, lap dancers

Or just those women gazing

At your messages in colorful oils

Oh Frida

We know

Who you are

You who will always resonate

A transcendence

Of patronizing voices

Laced with ignorance…

 

© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: News article 1933 Frida Kahlo posted on Brain Pickings

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