“the impossibility of being a woman”

revised 11/3

Oh woman, what a thing of true beauty,
A delightful an great object of grace.
A vivid charm of sensuality,
To each in this world who knows her own place.

That she be sweet and lovely and kind –
Emotional but not evocative.
Wise, but not always speaking her mind,
Enticing but never provocative.

A mighty tower in life’s stormy gale,
A woman who is strong yet submissive.
Always trying, though often she will fail,
Remembering how man is dismissive.

That no one may ever subjugate her –
She will become her own vindicator.