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Strong Women
by A. Keith Barton
Sunday, June 26, 2005
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As long as I can remember
From January to December
A woman gave me birth
To set upon this earth
Nurtured and cherished me
Content to let me be

After marriage another woman took her place
Cared for our children with such grace
Her life one of sacrifice
Before I married twice
Regrets I have a few
But I wanted someone new

Now my mother fights her battle
With courage, resolve, and mettle
The cancer cannot overcome
The love I have for mom
My first strong woman who carried me
Before she set me free

Many strong women in my life
Through good times and strife
Always a soft caress
To soothe my recurrent distress
Thank God for creating Eve
For this poor refugee

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Reviewed by Axilea MU 11/19/2007
It would be so nice if men could be a little stronger too. I'd certainly write them a poem or two! :-)

Reviewed by Zahala San Simone 12/5/2006
This is a heartwarming piece. I hope your mother fully recovers. Peace and blessing to you both,

Reviewed by Missy Cross 3/6/2006
A beautiful testimonial. Warm thoughts to you and your mother during what must surely be a difficult time. Thanks for sharing this!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/9/2005
Well expressed in a meaningful manner, Keith. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Mary Quire 7/2/2005
Very nicely written. Women do seem strong enough to bear their load and many others as they trek through life. Best wishes.

Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 6/30/2005
Beautiful tribute to all the strong woemn in your life, Keith!

God bless,

Reviewed by Dave Harm 6/26/2005
Oh man, I wouldn't wish cancer on my worst enemy... after watching my wife battle it, I totally agree that women are a lot stronger, have more courage, and a love that no illness can kill...

In my thoughts and prayers...
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