Today I am going to share a poem that I came across in the latest issue of Daughters of Promise (May/June 2015). I’m not much into poetry, but this poem touched me; it speaks of being a woman and the sacrifices that women make especially as mothers. If you would like to read the full article that included the poem, click here and subscribe!
I Am A Woman by Christiana Moss
My willingness to carry life is a revenge-
the great rebuttal of every murder,
and every genocide.
I sustain humanity-
deep inside of me life grows;
I am death’s opposition.
I have pushed back the hand of darkness today
I have caused there to be a weakening tremor among the ranks
of those set on earths destruction.
Today, a vibration that calls angels to attention echoed throughout time;
our laughter threatened hell today.
I dine with the greats of God’s army-
I make their meals,
I tie their shoes.
Today, I walk with greatness, and when they were tired,
I carried them.
I’ve poured myself out for the cause today.
It’s finally quiet, but life stirs inside of me-
The pulse of life sends a constant reminder to both good and evil
that I’ve yielded myself to Heaven and now carry its dream.
No angel has ever had such a privilege, nor any man.
I’m humbled by the honor;
I am great with destiny-
I birth the freedom fighters.
In the great war, I am the leader of the underground resistance.
I smile at the disguise of my troops, surrounded by a host of warriors.
Destiny swirling-invisible yet tangible and the anointing to alter history.
Our footsteps make our land for conquest;
we move undetected throughout the common places.
Today, I was the barrier between evil and innocence.
I was a gatekeeper, watching over the hope of mankind, and no intruder trespassed.
There’s not an hour in the day or night when I turn from my post.
The fierceness of my love is unmatched on the earth,
and because I smile instead of frown, the world will know the power of grace.
Hope has feet; it will run to the corners of the earth because I stood up against destruction
I am a woman
I am a mother.
I’m the keeper and sustainer of life here on earth.
Heaven stands in honor of my mission.
No one else can carry my call.
I’m the daughter of Eve, and Eve has been redeemed.
I am the opposition of death;
I am a woman.