Joan of Arc
In a small French town far from Paris
There is a statue to Joan of Arc
Modelled upon the one in Notre Dame.
She stands with hands clasped together
Staring above her at the sky.
The girl was brave and active
In an age when women were quiet,
She led warriors against an enemy.
She conquered for an oppressed people
And in battle defeated hardened knights.
Women today don't think often of her,
Who should be a hero to all.
Most women don't fight with swords,
And for things like armour and helmets
There really isn't any call.
But women can fight like Joan fought,
Be brave and active when the time is right,
Against small enemies and minor battles,
The day to day problems of living,
Against which everyone has to fight.
Joan could lead an army into battle,
And anyone can do the very same,
If you have courage to take on your foes,
To fight against them like a soldier
And finally defeat them, face to face.
2011 Moira G. Gallaga©