I`ll make a woman, a woman of essence A woman of pride, a woman who is capable of putting trivial things a side A woman of individuality, A woman of love, A woman who is enfranchised with the pearls from above A woman who is genuine, A leader of integrity, God said...I`ll make me a REAL woman, I`ll call her DST ~~Author: Unkown~~
Long ago and far awayTwenty-two began a brand new day. They wanted more than just a social life They desired to be more than just a wife. These twenty-two had a larger vision And that soon caused them great division. Some went left, but most went Right And strove to reach a higher light. They wanted to make a better place And give their children a broader space To expand their minds and their hearts And give to the world the best parts Of being Intelligent, Female, and Black. These twenty-two started the forward motion But theirs was just the tip of this Delta notion They gave the foundation and an example to follow They made it strong and solid, not hollow. Their legacy remains as a directional arrow And the time is now to release the sparrow To fly free and soar to heights unknown But she must never travel alone. Along with her sisters the job gets done. Along with her SORORS the battle is Won.
By Soror Valerie L. Thomas
Distinguished by Paula Marshall
Distinctive, devoted, delightful, dedicated women of distinction, carrying themselves proud yet humble as the young girl is surrounded by the elders, she gazes at these... women of distinction, dreaming that someday she could be like them too honored, revered, cherished and loved, yet with all the love and honoring they receive they carry themselves with more humility than you and me those are the women of distinction they pass through a crowd and stand out only because they know what it is to live with and without they know what it is to work hard without recognition as they rippened on the tree and their flowers bloomed they hung gently from the tree suddenly to be noticed by you and me because that is not what they're all about but because you can't ignore the doctors, the lawyers, the dreamers who live the dream the aspiring women who created hope in us the women who would not stay on the back of the bus the warriors when no one else would fight the leaders when few wanted to follow This is to say thanks to those who made it possible for me to be here today, living my dream among the crop as the cream. This poem is dedicated to our 22 illustrious founders.
A DELTA WOMAN
A Delta woman, full of style and grace, You hardly ever, see a frown on her face Full of class and of light, everyone knows, This Delta's tight, She never complains when Something doesn't go her way, She prays and has faith,Knowing everything will be O.K. A Delta woman, it could be you or me, But a Delta woman couldn't be just anybody...
Soror Cynthia Bowers
One True Delta
A woman of love, peace, and happiness With a passionate, burning dream To become one of the women Who wears the Crimson and CreamHer heart, like the elephant Is as strong as can be While, like the pyramid, she has three sides One side for them, one side for you, and always one side for meHer love for DST Was evident from the start When asked why be a Delta? She said, "It's just in my heart!"With the wind to her back And God's presence there just the same Here dream reached reality And a Delta she becameSo she will wear the Crimson and Cream And it will be there to stay Because she will be "One True Delta" Until her last dying day
By: Jumond Greene
I had not thought of violets of late, The wild, shy kind that spring beneath your feet In wistful April days, when lovers mate And wander through the fields in raptures sweet. The thought of violets meant florists' shops, And cabarets and soaps, and deadening wines. So far from sweet real things my thoughts had strayed, I had forgot wide fields; and clear brown streams; The perfect loveliness that God has made, - Wild violets shy and Heaven-mounting dreams. And now - unwittingly, you've made me dream Of violets, and my soul's forgotten gleam.