© by Eileen Carole

WOMAN OF COURAGE © by Eileen Carole

Hear the word… the diagnosis…and go on

They are your mother, your sister, your daughter, your friend

They have the courage to not be defined by one word

Not be limited by a prognosis or sentenced without hope

Crowning beauty, notwithstanding,

Discover beauty within, overcoming traditional standards

Beauty is not in your hair, it’s in the smile you wear

They comfort others in the fight and sing a song of faith

Speak redeeming truths over coffee or tea at bedside

Women of Courage heal and are being healed

By their strength and determination

The only choice – to be strong

An inner peace from the quiet voice inside 

That promises tomorrow

They are, after all …Women of Courage!