Bobbie Troy

Faceless Women of the World
By Bobbie Troy

we are your mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters
we are your wives, mistresses, and slaves
we have been revered and feared
by friends and family
often at the same time

we are your backbone, comfort, and peace
we are your adventure, shelter, and soul
we have been loved and hated
by friends and family
often at the same time

we are a force, a wonder, an enigma
we are open, free, and fearless
we are ignored and loved
by friends and family
often at the same time

we are hope, love, and happiness
we are brightness, spirit, and optimism
we are cherished and forsaken
by friends and family
often at the same time

we are the sun, stars, and planets
we are morning, noon, and night
we are seen and unseen
by friends and family
often at the same time

we are the faceless women of the world
marching on through time
forging our destinies and yours
as we go on
and on
and on


About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published thirteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at
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5 Responses to Bobbie Troy

  1. Dee Ann Smith says:

    I love it!!

  2. Debbi says:

    Excellent! 🙂

  3. Dianne Deloren says:

    Kinda spooky. I like the juxtapositon of the words revered and feared, loved and hated, cherished and forsaken, seen and unseen. Those words embody a wide range of what you might call the ‘woman experience’ in the universal rather than the personal sense.

    • Roberta L Troy says:

      Thanks, everyone. Special thanks to Dianne for your insights. You hit the nail on the head re: the “universality” of this poem. Sometimes I just write about thoughts and feelings and sometimes I have a greater purpose. I wrote this poem when Hillary was running for office. I thought that she, if elected President, could be a great symbol of what women can achieve.

  4. vision791 says:

    Bobbie, your words resonate with us on so many levels.

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