A Woman's Place

I am a woman, and my place is in the home
And my home is the whole wide world

We are world shapers
We are change makers
We are potters spinning clay
We are dreamers of a new day

We are asking questions

We are opening up the door
We are searching, finding answers
We are wisdom seeking more
Rabbi, singer, teacher, professor, poet, preacher
Driving buses, styling hair
We are everywhere

We are women

We are sweeping the hearth
We are dreaming in the dark
We are weaving at the loom
We are the rhythms of the moon
We are world shapers
We are change makers
We are tenders of the earth
We are women giving birth

We are packing lunches

We are sewing the clothes you wear
We are sleeping on park benches
We are kneeling down in prayer
Doctor, dancer, scientist, carpenter and journalist
Telling stories, rocking chairs
We are everywhere

We are women

We are stirring the pot
We are keeping the fire hot
We are holding a child’s hand
We are the rhythms of the land
We are world shapers
We are change makers
We are potters spinning clay
We are dreamers of a new day

We are laughing, crying

We are taking the time to play
We are singing, we are sighing
We are making our own way
Politician, volunteer, refugee, and engineer
In the streets and on the air
We are everywhere

We are world shapers

We are change makers
We are potters spinning clay
We are dreamers of a new day
We are rule breakers
We are home makers
We are healers of the earth
We are mid-wives at the birth

We are women, and our place is in the home

And our home is the whole wide world


Words and Music by Sara Thomsen
© 2006 Sara Thomsen