Friday, 10 March 2017
L-R Emily Davison, Sylvia Pankhurst, Christabel Pankhurst and Emmeline Pethwick-Laurence 1910
Emily why are we fighting still?
One hundred and four year since you fell
Killed by the hooves of the King's racehorse
That sad mad day at Ascot racecourse
Few countries then let their women vote
So you walked on the grass that day
So Britain's women should do so too
A step forward for world all through
It took a war and suffering too
To get on that electoral roll
And have the right to make one small mark
Sadly parts of the world are still dark
So the battle is far from won
There is so much more to be done
Equal pay and there is so much more
Thank you Em for opening the door
Just so you know, 'twill make you proud
That scarf you wore the day you died
Is in a case for everyone to see
In the House of Commons, Emily!
Images found at www.dailymail.co.uk
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