To celebrate Int'l Women's Month, a tribute to woman-A A +A
Monday, March 11, 2013
GOD’S creation enhanced by your gentle
strength, your encompassing beauty.
An added glow, a beam of light in the horizon
you’ll always be.
A crown of gems on your head deservingly
would adorn thee.
You are the joy, the beauty, the gentle hand
the world receives with awe and glee.
In your loving gentleness, you have the
strength of a rock.
In your loving touch, you are a balm to an
In your endearing words, a raging hardened
man softens and thaws.
In your intelligent discourses, all and sundry
cannot but stop, listen and be in tow.
With your burning love, the home’s hearth is
With your gentle agile hands, the home chores
are done without much ado.
With your motherly care and concern, children
grow up in the golden mold we all wish
them to be.
With your God-given talents, the world you
seek out and a fight you wage to let it
Woman seemingly aggrieved, enslaved
awakening to a new reality.
Stop and ponder, where are you? What have
you done? What is there to be?
You need no brawny muscles to show how
strong you can be.
You need no aggressiveness to fight the tide
which engulfs thee.
You need not loathe this body which imprisons
you, blame the incident of hormones
which formed thee.
Nor lament the norms, society, civilization
which materialized what you now see.
You need not look so far to see what had
Just look into yourself, look hard, take stock
and harness your God-given sublime
You are the tower of strength for in your
fertile bosom lies the birth bed of
Brought forth into this world with pain and
effort nothing on earth can equal be, your
breast, the nourishment for humanity.
You are the softest, gentlest and loud powerful
sound that can jolt this complacent world
You are the peaceful compassionate ever-
fighting warrior whose arms and shield
are your intense goodwill and femineity.
Be not adamant at what seems your fate had
been, trodden and belittled by the gentry.
Seek not to equal man, catch up with him, it
was not meant to be;
Worse to be better, to dominate, in essence
this echoes weakness and inferiority.
Woman, don’t dream dreams of your feminine
Instead of an upstretched arms and closed-fist
hand, why not curb it in a loving
Instead of angry rhetorics, why not make a
clear, just, and intelligent oratory of your
Instead of thumping the streets with inflamed
hostile marches, why not pause and kneel,
contemplate in peace and clearly you can
Instead of inciting everyone to anger, to be
defensive, to disagree, why not engulf
them with compassion, understanding,
tolerance and peacefully see what should
Instead of harping on all the ills that beset
this troubled society, why not create
workable alternatives then our lot will
much better be.
Woman, remember: Man and Woman with
different molds God created each of thee.
To complement, to love, to complete each other,
To live in harmony.
To people this earth, to build the world both of
you hold a heritage to;
A world entrusted to you in passing by all the
future generations that still will tread it,
who will be ever grateful you did your
part so well as greatly as you could
WOMAN. YOU ARE POWERFUL!
Note: Reprinted from my Published Book for World Youth Day.
Inspiring. Beautiful. Deep. Prof. Chit Poblete, Psychologist; It is exactly women like you, who give me hope. Sister Joan Chittister, OSB Mount Saint Benedict Erie, Philadelphia; She speaks gently and straight from the heart. Sister Angelica Leviste, OSB President, SSC; I hope there are more like you in this country. The late Jaime Cardinal Sin, Archbishop of Manila; Do you know you are a feminist? Sister Mary John Mananzan, Women’s Institute, SSC; It’s profound and so true to life. Ms. Archie Ligo, Theology Professor; Your inspirational works are something. Ms. Tessie Religioso, Science Dept., SSC; You work in good faith and for sure you will be an avenue for great good in your country. Ms. Evelyn Billings, Kiev, Melbourne, Australia; Your value system and ennobling ideas are highly commendable. The late Sister Pilar Verzosa, RVM, Pro-Life Philippines; You have a special way of writing about human character. Dr. Emy Villar, Psychologist; There is art and sincere sentiments in you work. Fr. Robert Reyes, the Running Priest; You share with us the spirit of wisdom, human service, the power and ability of a great woman. The late Mrs. Manuela Alegre, a Davao grand Matron; The Holy Father Pope John Paul II from the Vatican, is grateful and he appreciates the devoted sentiments which prompted me to write my book.
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Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 12, 2013.