Tuesday, September 26, 2017



Strong: Mary Shadd;  Lawyer and Publisher

Who among us women exhibit strength
Without first knowing weakness
Who among us women are strong
Without being humble

Striking: Valaida Snow; Musician Extraordinaire

Words, not really
We grow through life's beauty
We learn throughout the length of time
We utilize our strength
While increasing knowledge fills our mind

Stalwarth:  Bessie Smith; Actress

We suffer, we laugh, we cry
We dry our eyes when necessary
Straight and tall we stand
Why, because we can?
No, because it's in the plan

Serene: Ellen Sirleaf; President of Liberia

When daylight brings the morning dew 
Winds whispering breezes flow
Lifting up the windows of our souls
Bringing forth our spiritual renew

Spiritual: Sojourner; The Truth For Women's Rights


We softly sing praises
Sometimes under our breath
Long ago songs of fellowship
Are those our memory raises
Old Time Religion 

Substance: Sloane Stevens; Professional Tennis Player

Songs of youth, hymns in church
Jesus loves me this I know
The tap tap of  feet
Waving hands
Up and down to and fro

Sublime: Roshara Sanders; Exec. Sous Chief, Combat Veteran 

Strong women raised us
The best they knew how
Not by happenstance 
Sometimes a blessing in disguise

Steadfast: Symone Sanders; Political Activist

And then we grew


By sixteen

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