Rest In Peace, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This is not a poem.

Where do I find the words
To convey the shock,
The stillness of the air,
The fading of the sounds,
As I read the news that she is gone.

How do I weave the rhymes
To dance in fear
Of a loss so great, it reverberates
Through every woman’s tears,
Scared of being a pawn.

No, this is not a poem.

This is a whisper of thanks
Soaked in grief
To a woman who changed the world,
And this is a promise
To continue her fight.

© 2020 Jade M. Wong


“Yet what greater defeat could we suffer than to come to resemble the forces we oppose in their disrespect for human dignity?” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In the midst of the shock, the fear, and the grief, let us remember what she lived for. Let us continue the fight.

I send my condolences to Ruth’s family, and Ruth, thank you. Rest in peace.

7 thoughts on “Rest In Peace, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  1. Wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing! I really believe that the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be upheld for generations to come, not only in the Supreme Court, but by generations of people passionate for equality. Anyway, I have also published an article on RBG and her legac y on my blog, so if you’re interested, it would be great if you could check it out and let me know your thoughts on it! Thank you and wishing you well during this period 🙂

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  2. I was upset by her passing – and then, immediately, my husband’s grandmother just starts in on this “yay, she died, the baby murderer!” glee. It was shocking and awful, and I don’t really know who to tell about it because it’s my husband’s grandmother and I know my mom will just say something hurtful about it.

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