Hello, Charming Readers!!!
This post marks the end of this amazing blog chain which was started on the occasion of Women’s Day 2019. The journey during these 9 days along with amazing female bloggers, who shared their thoughts in their posts, has been incredible. Today, in this last post of #IAmWisdomWoman it is my ardent wish that every woman out there realises her true worth; Live their life to the fullest and on their own terms.
As a woman myself, I have always felt elated and proud to belong to this gender. And this is what I wish every woman in this whole wide world to feel so.
I have come up with a collection of poems which define women and the strength in their character. Words have power and as you will read through these poems you will find that they bring out the hidden strength within you.
I often read these poems to find new strength within myself; to castaway, the fatigue which has caught me or when I need to ignite that fighter in me.
So, without further ado, here we go-
WOMAN WORK by MARY ANGELOU
I’ve got the children to tend
The clothes to mend
The floor to mop
The food to shop
Then the chicken to fry
The baby to dry
I got company to feed
The garden to weed
I’ve got shirts to press
The tots to dress
The can to be cut
I gotta clean up this hut
Then see about the sick
And the cotton to pick.
Shine on me, sunshine
Rain on me, rain
Fall softly, dewdrops
And cool my brow again.
Storm, blow me from here
With your fiercest wind
Let me float across the sky
‘Til I can rest again.
Fall gently, snowflakes
Cover me with white
Cold icy kisses and
Let me rest tonight.
Sun, rain, curving sky
Mountain, oceans, leaf and stone
Star shine, moon glow
You’re all that I can call my own.
FOR EVERY WOMAN by ANGELA DAVIS
This is for every woman
that is scared of being hurt again
that has been left behind, heartbroken
that needs to be given something to believe in
This is for every woman
that needs to feel wanted
that wants to feel desirable
that feels like no one even cares
This is for every woman
that has loved another freely
that shows how much she cares
that accepts others for who they are
You are beautiful.
Everything will be okay
if you can believe in yourself.
But most of all, please love yourself.
ANY WOMAN by KATHARINE TYNAN
I am the pillars of the house;
The keystone of the arch am I.
Take me away, and roof and wall
Would fall to ruin me utterly.
I am the fire upon the hearth,
I am the light of the good sun,
I am the heat that warms the earth,
Which else were colder than a stone.
At me the children warm their hands;
I am their light of love alive.
Without me cold the hearthstone stands,
Nor could the precious children thrive.
I am the twist that holds together
The children in its sacred ring,
Their knot of love, from whose close tether
No lost child goes a-wandering.
I am the house from floor to roof,
I deck the walls, the board I spread;
I spin the curtains, warp and woof,
And shake the down to be their bed.
I am their wall against all danger,
Their door against the wind and snow,
Thou Whom a woman laid in a manger,
Take me not till the children grow!
PROUD TO BE A WOMAN by SHREYA KOPPAKA
Now that I am eighteen, a mature person,
I realize how lucky I am to be a woman,
Because she is smart and an intellectual,
And she deserves to be treated as an individual,
Nobody has the right to push her around,
Nobody can set rules, to which she should remain bound,
She can take on the world an win all by her selves,
She doesn’t need support or approval of anybody else,
She fits perfectly into any role,
She can make four walls into a home,
She takes care of whole family with delight,
When she is a homemaker the house looks bright,
When she is a professional she brings energy to the place,
The whole world revolves around her keeping her the base,
There is nothing on earth she can’t do,
She can raise kids and run a company too,
She has always been two steps ahead of him,
But he chooses to be in light so dim,
He does not understand that without her world won’t work,
He just doesn’t agree and acts like a jerk,
He won’t admit that he needs her more than him she needs,
Otherwise who’ll wash his clothes and his mouth who will feed,
Who will take the yelling and the frustration?
And who will make him feel like the emperor of the nation,
He needs a she in every aspect of life,
So it is important for a man to have a wife,
For the dependable and insecure man marriage is a precaution
But for her, it is not a necessity but just an option,
For at all known fields than man she is better,
It’s her decision in the end that would matter,
She is strong and cares a damn for the loose talker,
Because though she walks in a group she is also a lone walker,
For she has proved that on any given day,
Better than a man she can lead the way,
So with all the goals dreams and determination,
I can say that a woman is God’s best creation.
PHENOMENAL WOMAN by MAYA ANGELOU
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
That’s me.Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a womanPhenomenally.
Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
REMEMBER WOMEN by REESE LEYVA