Friday, May 22, 2009

Being Harriet Tubman II

"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If they're shouting after you, keep going. Don't ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going."

-- Harriet Tubman

I bear in my own body the marks, struggle, beauty, and hope of this great woman.

Whom does your very body bear witness of?

10 comments:

Marion said...

Beautiful, wise words!! Thank you for sharing them, Judith. I always come away from your blog enlightened.

judith ellis said...

Hi Marion - I am so happy you visit.

The Write Girl said...

Wow Judith...what strength and courage this woman possessed. Tubman is a true inspiration and one generations will forever draw from.

judith ellis said...

Yes, lovely poet, the words are apropos for all of us in any situation or generation. I absolutely adore her. She stengthens me.

septembermom said...

She is a perfect example of strength, honor, dedication and courage for everyone. Her words spoke to my heart in so many ways. Thank you Judith, as always for a beautiful post!

I left you an award on my blog today:)

judith ellis said...

septembermom - What beautiful words you have written here. Thank you. Thanks also for the award. I so appreciate it; I also appreciate you.

Brosreview said...

Strong words!!! Judith, she reminded of one of me songs. I shall post it soon. I am sure you will identify it right away.

I admire and respect females with such courage and will who keep their heads high and walk tall.

I've never heard of her until now. And, she is already an inspiration.

judith ellis said...

Ajey - I am most delighted that you came to know this great "woman called Moses" here. I look forward to reading your song.

James Oh said...

Wonderful and enlightening wisdom which I really appreciated.

Cheers and cultivate such a great spirit,

judith ellis said...

James Oh - I'm really delighted to post anything here that connects with others. And, yes, Harriet Tubman's example is most certainly something to cultivate.