She is all the things

that which I am not,

her strength goes well beyond the

limitations of brute force,

where I stop to complain and cry,

she bleeds and presses forward,

marching through the suffering

as I completely avoid conflicts,

and any growth that might have happened

does not as a result,

independent and strong in her convictions,

intelligent and outspoken,

not afraid of anyone,

let alone a timid man like myself,

she is a woman

and that takes more courage

and strength than I should ever know.