Poems & Essays

03 Nov

Mothers in Politics

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Let’s replace
all the world’s politicians
with mothers of small children
–the ultimate diplomats,
walking lie detectors,
skilled negotiators
deflecting even the
silliest demands
with a smile.

If mothers ran the world,
very long time outs
would be assigned for a
anyone not
playing nice.

World peace
would be swiftly obtained
in exchange for a


Our Columnist Natasha Garrett is a higher education professional and a mother of one boy, among other things. Originally from Macedonia, she lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she writes personal essays and poetry on the topics of bilingualism and living across cultures.

Check out her column “An Occasional Poet” also released today.

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