In honor of our mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives, and to celebrate this great day, I thought about this great poem I once read. I dedicate it to the women of Côte d’Ivoire and Libya … of all of Africa, and to all women out there who are making a change, however small it may be. This poem is entitled “WOMAN” by Gold Touch International. Enjoy!
Be tough, woman.
Go out fearlessly and do the things
That your heart desires to do.
You will be counted in the world.
Don’t allow fear to paralyze you.
Stand up and face the challenges of life,
Squarely in the face, however great
They may be.
Forge ahead and conquer.
March on to the victory that awaits you.
No one will toss victory onto you.
You have to win it yourself.
Carve out a place for yourself in the sun, woman.
Let not fear destroy that great dream of yours.
Don’t fear to be laughed at;
Don’t fear to be criticized;
Don’t fear to fail;
Don’t fear to be thought crazy when you dare
To do the things that others fear to do.
Be tough and march on.
You will conquer, woman.
You have what it takes to
To win all the victories
That your heart desires to win.
Be tough and win.
This is a message from Gold Touch International.