If: For a WomanIf you can keep your heart from breaking,More Like This
While watching burden fall upon you.
If you can smile in the face of the doubting
And skip while they laugh at you.
If you can still love harder, with more passion than before,
While singing joy and offering peace.
If you can give without wanting more,
And your embrace is warmer than fleece.
If you can dream -- and make them real.
If you can think -- and hold the capacity to listen.
If you can look passed the ideal,
And be confident in beauty from within.
If you can befriend your enemy
Without contempt or scorn.
Stare down pride and vanity,
Leaving them powerless, and you - no longer torn.
If you can heal a wound with a kiss,
Or fight monsters with the shine of your light.
If you can trust Cupid's arrow to never miss,
Or swear you've witnessed angels take flight.
If you can keep your virtue,
And admire the sinew of your own curve.
Embracing the light within you,
Bursting forth with tremendous verve!
If you can walk with Queens and count yoursel