I think I may be a Jewish woman
Covered thinly by Gentile skin.
Those matriarchs of the Old Testament
Knew how to handle the strongest men.
There were women who led battles,
And women who used their feminine ways
To keep their people on the right path
To being eternally saved.
I'm tired of wimpy women
Whose husbands bully their young;
They hold their children hostage
To stay on society's higher rung.
A woman who uses her power for good,
I think is a pure delight;
To protect vulnerable people,
She's always willing to fight.
But there are so many women
Who have given away their power
Preferring to stand behind
The security or pleasure of the hour.
Religion is meant to tame humans
And temper our animal natures.
Those who back down to bullies
Will always live in their fears.