Poem by Melita Ratkovic

Επιμέλεια: Εύα Πετροπούλου Λιανού

My mother

Mother is another name for love.

A synonym of love, kindness. Always

knew what was for her child

the best. An intuitive philosopher, never

she was not wrong in her assessment. Wise, prudent

businesswoman, housewife wife.

Mild, gentle, noble. In business

for the same job, unfairly paid less than male colleagues, for exactly the same job.

Her children were her inspiration, they were her “wind at her back”, the strength to fight against the unjust

relations of patriarchy, which is still in force, unfortunately. She was decorated with loyalty, a queen without a crown, for all the well-deserved accolades.

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