What Women Do

What do women do?

When women are healthy, this is what we do:

We gather together to support one another.

We know that as women we are able to love and embrace

with our arms and our hearts and our thighs.

We know that as women we are able to assess a need

and find a way to fulfill it.

We know that as women, our children and our families

are more important than anything else.

We know that as women, because we feel it,

that which affects one of us…affects all of us.

We know that we are all connected in love and spirit

to all women across the globe.

As women, we love, we understand, we grow, we feel, we know, we dream, we despair, we laugh, we weep, we live, we feed, we desire, we create, we accept, we learn, we believe, we give, we hold the world steady.

When women are healthy, we understand and demonstrate

the difference between anger and righteous rage.

When women are healthy we are fierce in our protection of those we love.

When women are healthy, we forgive each other’s weaknesses and failings

with love and understanding.

As women, so many times we are asked to open our purses

to support important causes near and far,

and we are grateful if we are able to do so.

Whenever we can, this is what women do.

So many times we are moved to open our homes

in welcome and feast and celebration.

Whenever we can, this is what women do.

So many times we are moved to open our homes to those in need.

Whenever we can, this is what women do.

So many times we are asked to forgive and forget pain and neglect,

hurtful words and behaviors.

When we can, we make the effort.  This is what women do.

Women’s true worship is in the heart that rejoices.

All of our acts of love and giving and mercy

are in service to what we hold sacred.

This is what women do.

When we are healthy, we do what must be done.

When we are healthy, we know who we are.


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