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
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!