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A Woman of Virtue

A Woman of Virtue


The following poem was written for my Mom who suffers from a connective-tissue disorder know as dermatomyositis. Despite all her struggles she continues to maintain her faith and does her utmost to take care of her family.

Her pathway has been uneasy
and although it lies deep-rooted
in the four chambers of her heart,
she embraces the illumination of a thousand candles
in order for darkness not to enter her home.

She is elegant in her ways
and the strength she lacks from ailing health,
is made up twofold in the beauty of her smile.

Her soul has been warmed by sensitivity
and those who have been graced
by the radiance of her presence,
often leave feeling valued and understood.

Her kindness is everlasting
and as she walks through the streets of life,
it is as if she scatters golden rays of sunshine
into the weary hands of the jaded.

When the icy frost of sadness overcomes you,
you need not travel to distant villages in search of finding hope,
for hope is only moments away,
in the wisdom of her empathy.

Benji Raymond is in his fifth and final year of a double degree at the University of Western Australia. Benji currently resides in Perth, Australia.
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fatima hu malaysia November 26, 2012

beautiful poem , dedicated to the woman of virtue Reply

Mr victor fatherheart consoler 13b Nkisi Aroli street inland town Onitsha near akwa Road, Ananbra state Nigeria October 19, 2012

Thanks you I love your article ! Reply


SWEET MOTHER that was so touching and good to be true, oh i am so moved and impressed ,NONE LIKE MOTHERS. Reply

ema February 2, 2012

A beautiful poem for your mom, make sure u read it to her, just read it to my grandmom and it's very touching. Reply

sandra hepner Sydney,, N.S.W. October 4, 2010

Woman of virtue... Never give up11


Anonymous la, ca September 29, 2010

good poem i hope your mom feels better. Reply Arlington, TX May 26, 2010

Gelina WOW, I loved this poem. It reminds me much of what I am going through and women just like me are facing. Please take moment to go to my blog and take a look at our stuggles. Reply

maria pinto March 4, 2010

I thank G-d for allowing you to see and appriciate your mother's beauty. How very special you must have felt to discover it and how grateful I see that you are to G-d for her life. G-d continue to use you for His Glory . Reply

naomi moss vic, vic July 23, 2009

amazing words about our mother Reply

SandraHepner Sydney, Australia November 22, 2007

A woman of virtue... What a lovely poem.. it cheered me up today, and I will try to internalise it in me...thank you...!!!! Reply

Anonymous Brooklyn, NY June 28, 2006

This is a truly beautiful and inspiring peice. Reply