#2 Marching on

She’s been there, god knows she’s been there
She has seen and done it all
She’s a woman, she knows how to dish it out or take it all
Her heart’s as soft as feathers, still she weathers stormy skies
And she’s a sparrow when she’s broken
But she’s an eagle when she flies
A kaleidoscope of colours, you can toss her round and round
You can keep her in your vision, but you never keep her down
She’s a lover, she’s a mother, she’s a friend and she’s a wife
And she’s a sparrow when she’s broken
But she’s an eagle when she flies
Gentle as the sweet magnolia, strong as steel her faith and pride
She’s an everlasting shoulder, she’s a leading post of life
She hurts deep, and when she weeps, she’s just as fragile as a child
And she’s a sparrow when she’s broken
But she’s an eagle when she flies
She’s a sparrow when she’s broken
But she’s an eagle when she flies
Oh, bless her, Lord
She’s an eagle when she flies

I am consistent with my loving to Dolly Parton. I find her voice musical in conversations and angelic in singing. When I thought about what to write about women she was all over my mind. I had to make her calm down and not start with her lest I get tempted to write about her songs all through. Fast forward to this great piece she put up many years back. Strength of a woman is more than just a mantra for feminists. First teachers are mostly women. I am really itching to talk about the struggle they put up with but hey,raise a glass for those warriors. Sisters mamas,aunts,girlfriends,wives y’all are phenomenal and beyond.

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