Celebrating Women

You May Applaud Now!

We are BEAUTIFUL

We are pumps, lace, silk and satin

long skirts, boots, short skirts, sequins, pearls

leather, leggings and jeggings

We are power suits, power dress, diamonds,

Bangles and rings.

We are educators, doctors, writers and lawyers

astronauts, actors, artists, students and athletes,

nurses and care-givers.

We are Nobel prize winners in every category,

in literature and peace,

chemistry and physics

medicine and economics

because we are believers, givers, fighters and protectors.

We are mothers, friends, lovers, pastors, politicians,

presidential candidates and wives

we are royalty, CEO’s and CFO’s

Yes, we are in the boardroom

and a force to be reckoned with.

We are resilient, perceptive and wise,

your sixth sense, your conscience

your universe.

We are the lighter side of you,

we are the depths you want to conquer

we are gentle, passionate, kind, beguiling, saucy and sassy

we are Mother Earth and Mother Nature

naturally, we give birth.

We are the progenitor of ideas

at times we are not what you see

but we are what you get.

A lot of trappings

Sometimes too much baggage

Or overstuffed carryon luggage.

We can be your worst nightmare –historically, a hurricane

Or your most vivid delightful dream

which takes you through the bliss of death and dying

reverberating – weeping, spent

and we bring you back again-

but full of joy and sometimes laughter

you are given a second wind

you can breathe again – to dream again.

Oh! We are very worthy of your praise

and we are everywhere,

but you are a part of us and we, you.

We are BEAUTIFUL!

and we will not be abused nor be denied

you are no better than us nor we any less than you

Yet by His Grace, we birthed you

you are the gift, now it is time for us to nurture you

and we are well-quipped

because we are bold, fearless and God-Inspired women.

We are Beautiful!

I’ll take my bow!

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