W O M E N






Woman, Women, W O M A N!!!
ooooh woman!






Just a single word
Oh but so many meanings
Filled with the mysteries of life
The secrets of the universe
All tied together in just that one word

women



So few of us in power
Yet when we are empowered
We become unstoppable
Some think of us as the weaker sex
And push to make all of us believe
That when God created women
It was adam we were to please

women



We are the first educators of the children
The keepers of the human race
Yet in many places
To be a woman
Is considered a disgrace

women



For several generations
Many have been downtrodden or abused
Often living in poverty
Or discarded like old shoes.
Whatever did we do?

women



From the beginning of time
When God created the universe
He placed the mysteries and
Sacredness of life
Deep within our souls
It was to us the survival of the human race
This precious gift He did bestow

women



Throughout the generations gone
It is women who have kept the families strong
Keeping home and hearth alive
As men have gone to hunt or war
To keep our dreams and pride

women



The time has come to take our rightful place
Neither above nor behind our fellow men
But beside him
As the two wings of a bird
Both are needed if its flight is to be strong and sure

women



God created two miracles
When He brought the universe into being
For in life everything has to have a balance
Both men and women are needed
To make the vision complete

women



The celebration of this day is not to debase our fellow men
But an honoring of the station we have been given
To encourage us to grow and find our equal voice
To teach and share the sacred gifts God gave us

women



For many years I never gave a single thought
To our lot
It never really mattered
You're born a woman, so what
But as I grow and mature
I've come to recognize
Our special qualities

women



Compassion, caring, nurturing, healing
Elements of our souls
We need to celebrate and explore
I never thought I'd see the day
When I would stand up and publicly say
Thank-you God for honoring me with this precious gift

women



©Lyda (a.k.a. )
         for March 8, 2002








INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
March 8, 2002

PolarSunlight was requested to read selections from her poetry at the celebrations in her community for this special day...the above was written for this event.





Selections from the Baha'i Writings re Equality of Men and Women:

As long as women are prevented
from attaining their highest possibilities,
so long will men be unable to achieve
the greatness which might be theirs.
(Abdu'l-Baha Paris Talks p. 133)

And among the teachings of Baha'u'llah is
the equality of women and men.
The world of humanity has two wings
-- one is women and the other men.
Not until both wings are equally developed
can the bird fly.
Should one wing remain weak,
flight is impossible.
(Abdu'l-Baha Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha p. 302)/b>


Furthermore, the education of women
is of greater importance than the education of men,
for they are the mothers of the race,
and mothers rear the children.
(Abdu'l-Baha The Promulgation of Universal Peace p. 175)




Click on a daisy below to view some more of PolarSunlight's selections
all reproduced by permission of the author


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to ARISE!!!Arise!!!
re: September 11, 2001
to Baha'u'llah, I've Got The BluesBaha'u'llah,
I've Got The Blues
to JessJess
to Ode to the 'wearOde to the 'wear
to Just a Little ThingJust a Little Thing
to With Broken WingsWith Broken Wings
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Mention Your Name Today
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a Spiritual Understanding
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