The eternal love between mother and child;
The union of friendship;
The power of women;
Does not fade through time, through life, through death.
Come autumn, through dark winter
We tend to our roses, with their fallen petals
Warm in the knowledge
That after spring, in summer
The petals will bloom once again
The women, we do not give up during times of hardship and pain.
We share our strength with our daughters, our sisters, our friends. We pas it down through generations-
Telling stories of how beautiful the rose bush can be to bring hope when all we can feel are the thorns.
Written for the West Dunbartonshire International Women’s Day Celebration March 2017