Courageous women

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Courageous women
Breaking the mold
Taking the path less trodden
Going somewhere unknown

Courageous women
Searching for truth
Not caring what sort of lamp
The light was shining in
Focusing on the light
Focusing on truth

Courageous women
Searching for the desire of their hearts
Remaining steadfast during trials

Courageous women
Breaking with tradition
When tradition did not answer
The questions posed by their hearts

Courageous women
Leaping out of the shadow of men
And Lighting the world
With brilliant light

Courageous women
Who didn’t believe in can’’t
Were not deterred by obstacles
Who dared to dream
Who dared to try

Courageous women
Spiritual giants
Powerful yet calm
Determined yet gentle
Persuasive yet mild

Courage can be quiet
Courage can be calm
Courage does not need to
Shout out

Courage needs no audience
Or praise or approval
Does not search for glory
Or fame or hurrah

Courageous women in the past
Courageous women of our time
Your audacity, our light, our guide!

Lida Berghuis
February 10th, 2012

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