Rosa van der Zwan

Rosa van der Zwan

I see the flower
It is so nice
I look out over the water
And I think I am in paradise

The horizon so far
Abundance galore
We step into the boat
And paddle to the other shore

We use our energy
We paddle as a team
Women united
We fulfill a dream

Upper body exercise
It was a taboo
Cancer made us weak
But we proved that dragon boating we could do

We raise breast cancer awareness
We get stronger by the day
Maybe our lives are short
Maybe for a long time we stay

We hug, we cry, we laugh
Mind over matter
Our spirits are high
We learn, we play, we pull together.

Rosa van der Zwan
1947 – 2009