A Graceful Maiden's Memoir

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song!" - Psalm 28:7

Monday, March 13, 2006

A True and Godly Woman

Today the roles of men and ladies
Are often blurred or shared
Leaving one to wonder,
"So, what has God prepared?"

Some people would try to tell us
That we're the same in every way
That girls should strive for equal rights
And not be stuck inside all day!

But I want to be a lady,
Following after God.
Striving to do what pleases Him
Though it might look rather odd!

I want to have noble character
Like the women in God's word
Worth far more than rubies,
And living by trusting in the Lord

I want to learn to bring my future husband
Good, but never ill
Honoring him in all I do,
Learning to submit my will.

I strive to teach my hands eagerness
In all the daily tasks
Working hard from dawn 'til dusk
To make a home where nothing ever lacks.

Learning to sew and cook and clean,
To make a home lovely.
Learning to be an excellent wife and mother,
So that everyone shall see

A woman delighting in the gift
Of graceful femininity,
Clothed with strength and wisdom,
And possessing dignity.

Dressing with grace and honor,
Radiating modesty,
Letting there be no doubt that I
Am a girl of propriety.

Knowing and showing that
True beauty comes from within.
Not caught up in my outward appearance,
But praising God with all I am.

Learning to develop a spirit
That is quiet, gentle, and kind.
Shunning gossip and idle chatter,
But speaking with wisdom in mind.

Glorifying God with every
Word, thought, and deed.
Living as God would have me live,
Helping everyone in need.

And as I live each day,
I hope that it'll show,
That I am a true and Godly woman,
Delighting that it's so!

8 Comments:

  • At 2:44 PM, March 13, 2006, Blogger Samantha C. Brooks said…

    wow! that's a great poem. did you write that?

     
  • At 4:03 PM, March 13, 2006, Anonymous miriam said…

    That's a beautiful poem, Anna!

     
  • At 5:58 PM, March 13, 2006, Blogger Anna Naomi said…

    thanks... Yes, I wrote it this afternoon. I had to, another one of those "wonderful" English assignments! :) The hardest thing I have with these assignments is coming up with a topic!

     
  • At 7:10 PM, March 13, 2006, Anonymous Lavonne Hart said…

    "Sunning" gossip and idle chatter... I assume you mean "shunning" ;-)
    It's a lovely expression of the work God is doing in your heart, Anna. Thanks for sharing it.
    Mrs. Hart

     
  • At 4:43 AM, March 14, 2006, Blogger Anna Naomi said…

    thanks for pointing it out, I'll go change that error!

     
  • At 9:53 AM, March 15, 2006, Anonymous Lydia said…

    Thank you for posting the poem Anna! It is written well! It encourages me. Thank you!
    Your sister,
    Lydia

     
  • At 9:48 AM, April 19, 2006, Anonymous Jessica said…

    Hello...

    I found your blog from a comment on the blog of an "Old-fashioned Girl"...and yes, I realize that I'm commenting here QUITE late...sorry!

    Anyway...that's a wonderful poem...I loved it! Do you mind if I post it on my blog? I will, of course, put you as the author and link back to your blog, but I just wanted to make sure!

    And also...I noticed from some of your posts that you are a ballerina! Me too! You're only the second (Natalie Nyquist from YLCF was the first) girl I've ever "met" who loved to dance ballet, but yet still wanted to be "just" (!!) a wife/mother when she got older (at least that's what I gleaned from your blog...please correct me if I'm wrong!). So anyway...it's always nice to find a "kindred spirit"!

    Have a glorious day!

     
  • At 2:59 AM, July 07, 2009, Blogger Sivenathi said…

    wow thats truly beatiful Anna..May God bless u

     

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