Also see Humor for Women Only, Songs about Women, A Female Perspective on Aging, Love - Another Perspective, Relationship Humor, The Difference Between Men and Women.

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Man and Woman

Woman was created from the rib of man.
She was not made from his head to top him,
nor out of his feet to be trampled upon,
but out of his side, to be equal to him;
under his arm, to be protected;
and near his heart, to be loved.

from Take Me As I Am

(Faith Hill)

I don't need a bed of roses
Cause roses wither away
All I really need is honesty
From someone with a strong heart,
and a gentle hand who'll take me as I am.

from I'm An Emotional Girl

(Terri Clark, music and words by Rick Bowles/Terri Clark/Chris Waters)

I've been looking at you looking at me
Bet you're thinking that what you get
Is what you see
But underneath this cool exterior
A raging river flows
So before you get any nearer
I better let you know

I'm an emotional girl
I can't help myself
Sometimes I laugh
Sometimes I cry
Sometimes I do both and I don't know why
I've got a Passionate heart
And that's just the way things are
You and me could give it a whirl
But I'm warning you, boy
I'm an emotional girl

I like music that's loud and lights down low
I like driving my car too fast
And dancing slow
Some folks may say I'm too extreme
'Cause I can't stop once I start
But I never could do anything
With half my heart
(repeat chorus)

Dust if you Must

Dust if you must.
But wouldn't it be better
to paint a picture or write a letter,
bake a cake, or plant a seed.
Ponder the difference between
want and need.

Dust if you must.
But there is not much time,
with rivers to swim and
mountains to climb!
Music to hear, and books to read,
friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must.
But the world's out there
with the sun in your eyes,
the wind in your hair,
a flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come round again.

Dust if you must.
But bear in mind,
old age will come and it is not kind
and when you go, and go you must,
you, yourself, will make more dust.

Portrait By a Neighbor

(Edna St. Vincent Millay)

Before she has her floor swept
Or her dishes done,
Any day you'll find her
A-sunning in the sun!

It's long after midnight
Her key's in the lock,
And you'll never see her chimney smoke
Till past ten o'clock!

She digs in her garden
With a shovel and a spoon,
She weeds her lazy lettuce
By the light of the moon,

She walks up the walk
Like a woman in a dream,
She forgets she borrowed butter
And pays you back in cream!

Her lawn looks like a meadow,
And if she mows the place
She leaves the clover standing
And the Queen Anne's lace!

Myself and Me

(Helen Harrington)

I spend
a lot of time with myself
trying to be my friend,
sometimes listening to my apologies
often to my excuses,
occasionally to my good sense.
I know me well, but
- now and then--
find me an interesting stranger!

The Courage to Be Myself

I have the courage to:

Have a Good Day

Tell a joke,
Or say a prayer.
Take time out
To take good care.

Draw a bath.
Light a candle.
There is nothing
You can't handle.

Close your eyes.
Dream a dream.
Change your horses
In midstream.

Cry a little.
Laugh a lot.
Hold a hand.
Hold that thought.

Tell your feelings
they're okay.
Let your soul
Come out and play.

You are you.
You are free.
Be who only
YOU can be!

I Wish I'd Known

(from Excavating Your Authentic Self by Sarah Ban Breathnach)

"I wish I'd known from the beginning that I was born a strong woman.
What a difference it would have made!
I wish I'd known that I was born a courageous woman;
I've spent so much of my life cowering . . .
I wish I'd known that I'd been born to take on the world;
I wouldn't have run from it for so long,
but run to it with open arms."


(from For Yourself by Lonnie Barbach)

"Liberation means having the freedom to be strong and caring of others, while still being able to be open and accepting of care from others. Liberation entails being free to be passive and receiving or to be assertive and giving; to be aggressive or nurturing. And most importantly, being liberated means the freedom to say no, because when you can say no when you want to, you are more free to say yes--and really mean it. Being able to say no makes yes a purer pleasure. Being in control of your life means being free to say either."



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