Treasure Island

Candice George

(11/18/92 / Brooklyn)

The Real Strength of a Woman

Everyone wonders what’s her secret?
The mother with 3 kids and no father to support them
The woman with cancer who still manages to come out on top
The grandmother who is forced to be a mother yet again because
Of her daughters mistakes

I wonder myself and I still have a long way to go
But I believe that they all have one thing in common….
The Real Strength of a Woman

The ability to shield themselves from the hurt while in others view
The ability to make their children believe that everything will be ok
The ability to make everything ok despite their hurdles
The ability to stay close to God despite how difficult it may seem
The ability to be strong and remain a brick wall for their loved ones

A real woman can console others even when she is worse off
She can find it in her heart to somehow give, even when no one is giving her
She can endure many hardships and sacrifices because of the ones she loves
Yet she somehow still remains strong

I still don’t fully know the strength of a woman
But every woman out there that I’ve seen, met or come into contact with
All possess these qualities in one way, shape or form


Submitted: Saturday, February 09, 2008

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  • Francesca Johnson (2/9/2008 7:03:00 AM)

    I applaud this poem, Candice. What you have said is true of so many women. I am keeping it in my favourites to inspire me.... A beautiful write.

    Love, Fran xx (Report) Reply

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