She was a rebel, always had been,
A woman of her own mind, a free spirit,
For within the depths of her heart & soul,
Lay many dreams nurtured & kindled.
She believed she could bring change,
She knew she’d tread her own path
And within the realms of the physical world,
She believed that she’d find her own place.
The world laughed when she told them of her dreams,
Reminded her of her vices,
Discouraged, Exploited, even humiliated her.
But alas, they failed miserably
For within her softness, lay nerves of steel.
Every wall they created, she climbed over
Every glass ceiling they made, she broke away
To them she never spoke a word,
But with all she did, nor could they.
She stood above them all,
An example, an inspiration, a story of all her wins,
And when someone asked her where she found the strength,
She smiled and said ‘It comes from within’.
“They’ll come and tell you’ll never do it
They’ll try to break you all apart
But the one thing that always must stay lit, ‘
Is the flame of hope, within the heart.”