Today no human wants to take the bus
Because of Corona Virus
We want to work but we can’t
Even if it was on the weekend
But we must sit at home
And we can’t stop looking at our phones
Reading every second to the latest news
Of Corona Virus
I want to entertain you with something different
To make you happy in this time of craziness
I want to remind you it’s March,
It’s when women are protagonists for once.
When I was a little girl I had a dream,
I wanted to live a life with no stream
I wanted to be an Adventuress
Rather than a Duchess, or an Empress
Live in the middle of the Nature
And eat fruits with a turtle
I will name you some of these ladies
Who are not mentioned in history books, unfairly.
Krystyna was the first woman to sail around the world alone,
She wasn’t afraid of big waves, of the wind and of cyclones.
The Czech and Swedish Renata,
Kayaked around lower 48 states of the USA,
She was also a cyclist
And she also climbed up the Everest, what an artist!
I also know about Robyn Davidson,
She loved animals as much as she loved the sun,
So she did a 1700 mile camel trek in the Australian desert
And enjoyed also the moons, that were fluorescent.
Another lady that liked the sand was Eva Dickson,
But instead of a camel she used a car,
And crossed the Sahara for fun.
Didn’t like to stay at home watching TV,
So she took her bicycle and started pedalling,
And cycled the whole earth smiling.
Ynes Mexia was not too much into fashion
Plants and flowers were her passion,
She became an explorer and a botanist
And discovered new species, she was a unique scientist
Annie Edson Taylor,
Wanted to be a Pirate and a sailor
She didn’t have a boat, only a barrel
So she went to Niagara Falls and rowed, and rowed
It was dangerous, but she survived
She wasn’t scared; she was proud and fine!
We will wait for the virus to go away
In order to start again to play
Now we have time to think
And trace a plan with pencil and ink
So when the time arrives
I will sail on a boat watching the sunrise
Feeling the salt on my skin
And listening to the parrots how they sing
Happy belated Women’s Day!
I hope you use this time to dream and not to fear!
In 1978, Poland’s Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz (1936) became the first woman to sail around the world solo.
Renata Chlumska (1973), she is an adventurer, a mountain climber and paddled from Seattle to San Diego on a kayak, bicycled with the kayak on a carriage from San Diego to Brownsville and continued kayaking around Florida to Eastport, Maine, and then bicycled back to Seattle. Moreover, in 1999 she became the first Swedish Czech woman to climb Mount Everest.
Robyn Davidson (1950), is an Australian writer known for her book Tracks, about her 1.700 mile trek across the deserts of west Australia using camels. During 40 years she spent her life travelling and writing stories about her adventures.
Eva Dickson (1905-1938) was a Swedish aviator, explorer, rally driver and travel writer. She’s known for being the first woman to have crossed the Sahara desert by car.
Annie Cohen Kopchovsky (1870-1947), known as Annie Londonderry, was from Latvia and in 1894-1895 became the first woman to bicycle around the world.
Ynés Enriquetta Julietta Mexía (1870-1938), was a Mexican-American botanist known for her collection of novel plant specimens from areas of Mexico, Peru and Colombia. She was the most accomplished plant collector of her time and discovered a new genus of Asteraceae.
Annie Edson Taylor (1838-1921) was a schoolteacher during almost all her life. On her 63rd birthday, she decided to make a trip over the Niagara Falls in a barrel.