Only A Woman

Gentle, firm; tender, tough
Only a woman is good enough
In this world of adversities, without a woman
We helplessly surrender to human frailties

A woman, mother, sister, wife
Makes life a prize, takes away strife
Her true worth can find no words
She is Heaven’s angel on errands to the world

She carries upon her the mantle of charity
Of love unfailing, service to humanity
She gives of herself without hesitation
To make each day a happy occasion.

Women take many different roles,
Their worth is more than bars of gold.
A woman is a wife, a daughter, and a mother
Many times she also stands in as the father.

Despite the good that women can do
Sincere thanks they receive a few
When what women deserve is the highest veneration
For all they do with selfless dedication.

Women have fought discrimination and inequality,
In a cruel world, they have no impunity.
Stereotyped as the lesser ones
In some societies, their rights are none.

Women took the lines to fight and find,
Battling their way to prove they can survive
Their one place in society,
Even as they shine in roles many.

Today, I give tribute to the woman who brought me to life,
My mother who overcomes life’s strife.
To all mothers, we look up to you
If not for you, we may not have pushed through.

A mother is the most patient being,
Her heart is strong and giving.
Juggling home, work, and her children
She gives her best without waiting for compliment.

In their wombs, our mothers carried us,
Not minding labor pains when it was time to rush.
In childbirth, a woman’s suffering doesn’t stop,
Teaching, disciplining and cheerleading are part of her job.

A mother would impose her rules
To save her children from being a future fool.
Protecting her children is her ultimate goal,
With values and virtues, her children she would mold.

Her arms are always open for children to rest and nestle,
When life throws challenges and they have to hassle.
Not one day, a mother will turn away,
Her shoulder will be there for those who stay.

Women continue to shower the world
with acts of compassion and full of love
I salute all the women in the world
who fight for their rights,
to make the world bright.

Today, as I express my deepest gratitude to my mother,
This, I ask you to ponder:
Stop women’s violence and abuses,
Protect them, our world’s angels!

Violation and oppression cannot be part
Of a woman’s world any longer,
Let us put our acts together.
Let us rise up against the cruelties
To women from all societies.

For the sake of our mothers, daughters, sisters and women friends,
Let us ask for change; end the violence!

Today, I pay tribute to my wife, mother and godmother.
To you, my life I offer….

– Patrick Liew and a mysterious poet


By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at

Please visit my website,

Please read my reflections and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


About Patrick Liew
About Patrick Liew Patrick Liew MBA, MSc, BSc is the Managing Partner of Global Enterprise Exchange Pte. Ltd.. He is also the founder and director of Success Resources, arguably the world’s largest personal development seminar organiser and a major shareholder of a company, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was previously the Executive Chairman and CEO of HSR Global Ltd., a publicly listed company on SGX-ST. Previously, he was the regional director of the Gartner Group, providing strategic advisory and planning services to governments, banks and MNCs. He was also the regional head of sales and marketing operation for Dow Jones Telerate. Patrick graduated with a BSc in Estate Management from Heriot Watt University, an MSc with emphasis in global business and marketing from The City University Of New York, and an MBA from Henley Business School / Brunel University. He has also earned more than nine other professional qualifications. Patrick is arguably the first person to develop a multimedia e-learning programme on entrepreneurship. He authored a Chinese book on business systems and was also the co-author of a Times Bookshop best-selling book. Patrick has conducted both ‘brick and mortar’ and online lessons for participants from more than 60 countries. He has also conducted keynote presentations in many international conferences, including being the first Singaporean to teach at the National Association of Realtors. Through his team at Success Resources, Patrick has organised educational conferences for prominent leaders such as President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Michael Porter, Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and many other prominent leaders. Patrick provides leadership and advisory services to many professional and charity organisations. He is actively involved in supporting humanitarian, philanthropic and charity causes. He has organised three fund-raising events and in the process, help to set three national records in the Singapore Books Of Records. Patrick won the Entrepreneur Of the Year Award For Social Contribution, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and six other business awards. Patrick believes the best way to live your life is to live your life for others. The more you reach out to bless other lives, the richer and better your life will become. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Personal Note to my Friends The articles that I post online; or what I term as Love Notes, are written with the purpose of inspiring readers to live at a higher plane in life. They are also meant to motivate those who are struggling in life and help them find handlers to overcome their conflicts and challenges. It is my ardent hope that we will form networks and alliances of like-minded people who will put to right many of the wrongs in our midst. Together, we will leverage on each other's resources and create a synergistic impact in making our world a better home. These articles are written as part of regular reflection about the vicissitudes of life. They are at best work in progress and at worst, grumblings, grouses, and gripings of a finite old man. I have deliberately decided NOT to delete many of the articles and pointers that I may not agree with or are outrightly wrong. This is to keep a record of how my personal ideas, beliefs, and values have evolved over time. In addition, I hope to encourage readers by letting them know that I also make mistakes and am struggling with many of the complexity and complication in life. As long as we hang on to hope and work on finding a solution, there will be light at the end of whatever tunnel we are in. I do not pretend to know everything or for that matter, anything of substance. In fact, the more I study, learn, and think about the vast wisdom and knowledge out there, the more I realised how little I know about life and the ways of life. Hence, I have always ended my article by asking readers to continue to teach me. For I, too, am a sojourner in the exploration of truth and the adventure of finding meaning, purpose, and significance for my existence. I am proud of and make no apology for being a Christian, albeit not the most exemplary one. I believe our Creator can lead and guide us to be the best that we can ever be. I bear full responsibility for the shortcoming and error in my life, including my words. The fault is entirely mine and not due to anyone else. Readers have and can exercise the power of choice. They can discard what will not work for them and adopt those that can propel them further and faster in the pursuit of better performance, outcomes, and fulfillment. If I have disappointed or hurt you in any way, form, or manner, I would like to apologise to you. Please do not hold them against me or whoever or whatever is related to me. There are much to pray about, learn, and do. And I'll work on them with a sense of urgency. I hold on to the belief that 'Anything worth doing is worth doing with passion and excellence'. I'll endeavour to live by it. Life is short. There's no dress rehearsal and neither can we turn back the clock to change the drama of life. Therefore, by the grace and power of our Creator, let's live a full life and live it to the fullest. May God bless you abundantly on the journey of life. Your online servant, Patrick Liew I hope this message will find a place in your heart. By the way, I have also recorded other reflections. Please 'Like' me on Visit my Inspiration blog at For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at Please visit my website, Please read my reflection and continue to teach me. Life is FUNtastic!

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