A Strong Woman Versus A Woman Of Strength

January 23

I found this special poem and was so inspired by it that I wanted to share it with women everywhere. The words touched my heart and lifted my spirit, and I hope that they do the same for you.

A strong woman works out every day
to keep her body in shape
but a woman of strength looks deep inside
to keep her soul in shape

A strong woman isn’t afraid
of anything
but a woman of strength shows courage
in the midst of her fear

A strong woman won’t let anyone
get the best of her
but a woman of strength gives the best
of her to everyone

A strong woman makes mistakes
and avoids the same in the future
but a woman of strength realizes life’s mistakes
can also be blessings and capitalizes on them

A strong woman walks
sure footedly
but a woman of strength knows
when to ask for help

A strong woman wears the look
of confidence on her face
but a woman of strength
wears grace

A strong woman has faith
that she is strong enough for the journey
but a woman of strength has faith
that it is in the journey that she will become strong

~unknown author

~ Karen Ficarelli

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  2. Fitsmi on 01/23/2010 at 9:10 pm
  3. What an inspiring poem! I especially like the the image of the “look of confidence” as opposed to the “look of grace”. A serene look implies an inner peace that a more aggressive look cannot.

  4. Deb Conn on 01/26/2010 at 4:25 pm
  5. Simply Beautiful! God Bless! :>)

  6. Faith on 02/02/2010 at 9:41 am
  7. It is a very inspiring poem. I wonder what I am; Strong woman or a woman of strength

  8. Jennifer on 03/26/2010 at 8:25 am
  9. A Strong Woman vs. A Woman Of Strength

    A strong woman works out every day,
    Pride in her appearance she portrays,
    But a woman of strength kneels to pray,
    Her soul in shape, God leading the way.

    A strong woman claims she isn’t afraid of anything,
    Looking forward to challenges each day will bring,
    Women of strength show courage in the midst of fear,
    Declaring triumph through faith because God is near.

    Strong women won’t let anyone get the best of them,
    So skilled in defenses even if they have to pretend,
    Yet a woman of strength gives her best to everyone,
    And even on a cloud filled day still bright as the sun.

    A strong woman relies on the physical attributes making her tough,
    In her search for power and money she will never have enough,
    A woman of strength understands that it’s not about material stuff,
    Knowing that before becoming a diamond first she’ll be in the rough.

    A strong woman sometimes disguises her feelings shadowed by clouds,
    Unhinged when challenged on her policy becoming boisterous and loud,
    A woman of strength concerns herself not with judgment from others,
    And will not let business interfere with commitments as a wife and mother.

    A strong woman is easily impatient back and forth she will begin to pace,
    Counting on her holier than thou attitude instead of depending on faith,
    A woman of strength is assured trust in God will always carry her through,
    And at the Creator’s appointed time she’ll receive all that is justly due.

    A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same for tomorrow,
    Refusing to take time looking back with reverence and Godly sorrow,
    The woman of strength realizes life’s mistakes no matter how slim,
    While thanking God for the blessings as she capitalizes on them.

    A strong woman walks head first with no doubt in her mind,
    No matter what, she’ll not make this mistake a second time,
    But a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls,
    So when a situation arises again, she’s not afraid to answer the call.

    A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face,
    Always doing whatever it takes to finish, seeking only first place,
    The woman of strength competes with an emotional sense of grace,
    Understanding it’s more important to run a Holy Spirit filled race.

    A strong woman has faith that for the journey she’ll have enough,
    No matter how uneven the terrain or roads being rocky and rough,
    A woman of strength knows it’s in the journey she will become strong,
    And the love of God is forever with her, no matter how difficult or long.

    A strong woman when uninformed thinks that she is being mistreated,
    In the end her physical attributes fail causing doubt to become seeded,
    A woman of strength will compromise as a little give and take is needed,
    Why? Because a lesson not learned the first time is soon to be repeated.

    Ladies start everyday on your knees with supplication & prayer,
    Trust and believe that God will always get you from here to there,
    And should your giant steps seem to be moving only inch by inch,
    The journey is not as A Strong Woman but A Woman Of Strength.

    Realize his-story is not the preverbal or only meaning of the word history,
    Go to poem #328 & read, “Women Preachers & Pastors In The Ministry?”
    This male chauvinistic attitude’s deceitfully titled, “The Same Old Song,”
    No wonder society thinks a woman can’t compete & this is totally wrong.

    Difference between farther & further,1 is distance,1 is to understand,
    Where Motherhood is instinctive however it has to be learned by man,
    A woman carries a life form up to & maybe more than 9 months long,
    Man can’t stand to be with a crying for baby 2 hours and he is strong?

    It is thousands of years later, man still cries, “first the woman was deceived,”
    As Adam looked at God and said, “it was that woman you gave me” oh Eve?
    It always happens that when things go wrong we are quick to pass the blame?
    Sin didn’t manifest till Adam ate the fruit as well but he put it on Eve’s name.

    Every woman is a catalyst for any little girl to become the same,
    So the question is what will be the consequences from her name?
    Strong relays an outward appearance yet under pressure it cracks,
    And only through strength will she be able to withstand the attack.
    Girls beware, because the road traveled is both winding and long,
    And for this very reason you will surely have to more than strong,
    This should inform you that an arduous trek is measured in length,
    The main reason it takes intestinal fortitude only found in strength.

    Imagine how tough women have to be not just bearing and raising their child,
    While at the same time many have to control their spouse from running wild,
    A single or married mom with a tight knit family that’s united for any length,
    Not so much from a Strong Woman as it is through, “A Woman Of Strength.”

    Luke Easter w/Dee Cheeks

  10. Luke Easter on 12/09/2010 at 7:18 pm

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