Friday, January 6, 2012

I AM WOMAN

 The first Friday of the new year.
Let’s do it. Let’s just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Let your mind and your words and your heart fly free; wild – no editing, no over thinking.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – don’t edit; don’t second-guess.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Must: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:

Roar…

Alright I'm totally dating my self here. I wish something spiritually slick would have come to mind first but I've promised myself for the season of 5 minute Friday's I would stay true to the rules (i'm generally not a good rule follower:) and stay true to the rules, I will do!

Here it is....

I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again

Oh yes I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman

Yes that is Helen Reddy's  1970's hit I AM WOMAN. There was a time I would chant those words with pride, I would wear them like a soldier wears his medal proud.

Fast forward 20 something years..eh hem.. and I have a completely different take on what a woman truly is.                                                The world has colorfully painted a picture of what women should look like in today’s world. Magazines are shouting from the rooftops about how we can ‘have it all’.  

                                    It's not true, It's smoke and mirrors!

Yes I am strong but I'm not invincible, I'm steady but not a tower, I am wise but it's the Holy Spirits wisdom imparted to me and HE paid the price...not I.

 “She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” 


STOP.
Surely someone else thought of this song.....?

4 comments:

  1. Oh, I smiled reading this. Love that song and he paid the price! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Of course I thought of this song, thanks posting the words!

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