You smile in the morning
As coffee is shared and the daily news perused.
As in the lab you find
A cure to heal a child, to stop a disease.
When the mind you have sets
The stage for dancers who envy food or chocolate
When you are on the front lines,
When you save the life of your comrades
When you win a Nobel prize,
When your economic strategy saves a world.
When you leave your lipstick undone,
As you fly out the door, a doctor to a crisis.
You are not your face in clayed on makeup
You are your soul, your compassion toward others
You’re smart as hell,
You’re strong, beautiful, compassionate
And the world should know the word pretty
Is just window dressing of hormonic lust.
You’re a woman,
Proud, intelligent, problem solving,
Mind expanding, story telling, life living,
You’re a human being
Of exceptional worth who refuses the bonds
Of a society that tends toward inward silence
And outward violence.
You’re so much more.
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