“Women of the past” by Providence_Wright

They took the burden on their shoulders
Their necks had no rest
Their hands always pounding
Their heads always calculating
They thought of everyone except themselves
They loved like no other
They took the pain with joy
And the sorrows of their children
They took upon themselves

Their eyes were shut
But they never slept
Their lips always ready to put their husbands to rest
Their breast sagged so fast due to excess loving
They had enough strength to trek a thousand miles to distant farms
They taught values and gave knowledge to infants

All they ever wanted was peace
They gave their all in all
Even after being abandoned by fathers who left them to pay the fees
Still, after little tears
They rose to their feet to lift
Sons and daughters
With the help of their maker
They succeeded eating the fruits of their labour

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