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Poem-A Woman of Strength-Response to Brenda Arledge’s Word Prompt Week 36-Strength

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Brenda Arledge’s Word Prompt Week 36

This week our dear friend Brenda who is a wonderful poet herself, gave us the word prompt ‘Strength’. When I saw this word prompt, I remembered Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes on the empowerment of women. He had great respect for women and believed that our country’s salvation depended on the salvation and enlightenment of women. He considered men and women to be equals and complement each other.

To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior

— Mahatma Gandhi

Women find Strength in Faith

Women everywhere have to undergo immense personal struggle to achieve success and live their dreams. But today’s women are brave. They excel at everything, be it breaking glass ceilings or busting the myth of work-life balance. they fearlessly face the challenges and conquer them all. They have found their identities in their work. They are passionate about their work and are willing to push themselves to achieve success. This passion is steered by the ambition to succeed. When this ambition is fueled by drive and vision, success is guaranteed. They cherish values like humility and integrity and work hard with confidence in themselves and faith in God.

They have outstanding leadership qualities and are constantly breaking down gender stereotypes. With determination and passion, they succeed against great odds and become inspiring and respected leaders in their respective fields. They encourage more women to come forth and live their dreams and become achievers like themselves, thus enabling the push towards a better more equal world. In this difficult path, no doubt they have insecurities and fears, but they do not allow these emotions to overwhelm them. Faith gives them the strength to surmount the problems. This poem is about such a modern woman who has inner strength and faces life’s highs and lows with confidence and the belief that God is with her.

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead

— Beyoncé

In the arduous journey called life

She has experienced joys and sorrows

Felt the pain, seen the strife

But she never gives up on life

Her strength steers her to success.


She learns from her mistakes

and bravely faces the consequences

the struggles don’t make her give up on life

She is a super achiever and an inspiration.

She does not hide nor fear

Because she knows God is near

She strides with confidence

She knows she is unbreakable

Her faith gives her strength.


She has felt the magic of first love

Heart break never embittered her

Has a good heart and is kind to all

She smiles, not letting the tears fall

And finds strength in her faith in God.

Though weary from all the fight

With no energy at the end of the day

She gets up decisively each morning

To cheerfully face another new day.


She survives all the trauma

She known no drama

She is a woman of resilience

She is a woman with strength.

We need to live in a culture that values and respects and looks up to and idolizes women as much as men

— Emma Watson

All the struggles and all the pain

Has made her stronger than ever

Her mind is firm, her heart brave

Her spirit is fierce her demeanor grave

She is the incredible modern woman.


She has borne meanness, rudeness

She has been judged with impudence

But she has not let it make an influence

For she is a woman sure of herself.

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty

— Maya Angelou

She feels fully empowered

She embraces life with vigor

She has great confidence and rigor

She has inner peace, freedom and love

She triumphs through her faith

For she is a woman of strength.

Strength-An Acrostic Poem

She is the epitome of dignity and strength

Troubles and tribulations do not deter her

Relentlessly fights for what she believes in

Endures the pain and looks at fear in the eye

Not willing to compromise on her values

Grace is her adornment and faith her strength

Things that matter are family, dignity and love

Having faith that God is with her, she strides ahead

© 2021 VIDYA D SAGAR

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