A salute to all the women of the world who dare to
dream the impossible dream
fight the unbeatable foe
bear with unbearable sorrow
run where the brave dare not go.
right the unrightable wrong
be better far than you are
try when your arms are too weary
reach the unreachable star.
May you’ll continue with your quest, to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
still willing to give when there’s no more to give
and even to die so that honor and justice may live
For we know if the world will only be true to this glorious quest
That any heart will lie peaceful and calm when laid to her rest
And the world will be better for this
That one woman scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with her last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star.
(with apologies to Joe Darion, lyricist of the ”The Impossible Dream” which became one of the most beloved pop anthems of the 1960’s. He died in 2001 at the age of 90)