Ode to the Silver Woman


The West Indian woman behind the counter of this Balboa Clubhouse store was one of many thousands of Silver Roll mothers and wives.  Year is 1959.

The West Indian woman behind the counter of this Balboa Clubhouse store was one of many thousands of Silver Roll mothers and wives. Year is 1959.

Mr. Emanuel Louis has shared another inspiration with us regarding the heroic Silver Woman.  We wanted to share this poem with all of our readers on this Panama’s special day to render tribute to our mothers.  For those of you, like me, who were raised by motherly figures like my grandmother, or aunts or other caring, nurturing women, this poetic tribute is doubly relevant.  Blessed the Lord for these loving mothers.

ODE TO THE SILVER WOMAN
by Louis Emanuel

Strong willed, upright, faithful, dangerously bold
The Silver Woman, a formidable force to behold
Departed their homes, overtook a perilous road
Remaking their destinies, which was yet to unfold.

Defying the unexpected, for loved ones to be with
Whom previously departed, for a canal being built
An adventuress by nature, very unlikely to quit
To the isthmus they came, for rekindling and bliss.

Debarking in Panama, in a quest for their mates
Many reunited, thus sadly, others arrived late
Death ravaged, consumed, a number so great
Company tolls of then, incomplete at this date.

Many households created, with so little at hand
Tarried with meager means, for a desired plan
Determined, undaunted,a go-getter in this land
Employed, or at home, challenged every demand.

Silver women prepared, acquired the tools at reach
Became scholars, educators, many children to teach
Excelled in the medical, and scores of technical fields
Being lawyers, politicians, untold hurdles breached.

Ode to these great women, of now and yesterday
Whom paved a way, for our generations of today
For their drive, integrity, and endless loving ways
Give thanks to the Lord, they deserve our praise.

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One response to “Ode to the Silver Woman

  1. Hear hear! Wonderful poem.

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