Typewriter Rodeo: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Sean PetrieSeptember 25, 2020 11:13 am,

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died September 18. She is remembered as a force in the legal community — staunchly working towards gender equality. She was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Pettiness is easy.
Lying is easy.
Inheriting privilege
Being macho
All easy.

What’s hard is standing up
With humility
What’s hard is being strong
With grace
What’s hard is doing what you know
In your heart
Is right
When so many others

I met you once
Smiling, witty, and hunched —
Not with age
But I think with carrying
The hopes
Of so many.

And now you are gone.
But we will still carry
That hope
Though it is not easy.
It never is.

image of typewritten poem

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