Thursday, July 7, 2011

Strong Women

By Christine Kysely
My family is a family
Of strong women
Of that there is no doubt
These women
Have withstood
The challenges of their times.

All of life’s trials
The worst of the worst
History has not been kind
Deaths, rapes and murders
They have had to live with daily
Live with on their minds.

Unexpected circumstance
Have tested my ancestral women
And they somehow survived
And somehow they managed to live on
Sometimes all alone
And to go on and to thrive.

And now in the Halls of History
They can stand up and be counted
Among those women
Among the best of the best
Those who are still considered to be
Strong Women.

Copyright Christine A Kysely 2010 November 26,2010

(c) Copyright 2010 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved.

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