the woman I am

the woman I am

A Poem by Emily B
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one of the first poems I wrote, one of the handful I brought with me to the cafe, dusted it off and brought it back cause of something I just read

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I won't be buried in choices, chained by vanity.

No fainting, feigning, fawning female here.

You'll have to look beyond my un-styled hair

And the face that isn't made up.

This is me.

I am bare feet, books and blue skies.

I am blue jeans, boots and my warm, wool sweater.

I am able and willing to learn things for myself.

I will build on the strengths of the women who came before.

I will feed armies, and carry babies, and kill spiders--

When I need to.

And I will teach my daughters to be strong.


© 2010 Emily B



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We have a lot in common, except I won't kill a spider, if it's too big to balance on a sheet of paper , I will somehow capture it and throw it outside, I won't kill it because I'm afraid , I won't kill it because I should be a Tibetan Monk and that commercial where the monk sneezes into the tissue that kills 99% of bacteria pretty much defines my outlook on nature, but I will, with no qualms whatsoever swat a mosquito! lol! Hows that for hypocrisy?

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily B

4 Years Ago

i have evolved a little since those days, i rescued a centipede from the ladies restroom at work las.. read more



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We have a lot in common, except I won't kill a spider, if it's too big to balance on a sheet of paper , I will somehow capture it and throw it outside, I won't kill it because I'm afraid , I won't kill it because I should be a Tibetan Monk and that commercial where the monk sneezes into the tissue that kills 99% of bacteria pretty much defines my outlook on nature, but I will, with no qualms whatsoever swat a mosquito! lol! Hows that for hypocrisy?

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily B

4 Years Ago

i have evolved a little since those days, i rescued a centipede from the ladies restroom at work las.. read more
"I am bare feet, books and blue skies"

or fundamental, smart and heavenly, and a killer of spiders, when the need arises.
my kind of woman.....dana

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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WHAT AM I?: Nephilim WHAT AM I?: Nephilim
A teen boy gets killed, but trades his soul for another chance. He changes. A girl notices the new boy with silver eyes.
Every word carries weight, no word is wasted, this liturgy of womanhood, this mystery revealed that men like me still don't quite understand...perfect.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

How I wish my mother spoke, with such a strong clarion voice, while embracing me, as her daughter.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

therisa

4 Years Ago

Sigh. Yet some never learn to speak with that strong voice.
Emily B

4 Years Ago

your voice will be clarion
therisa

4 Years Ago

One can only hope.
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. your daughters are very lucky ... you speak of a divine resilience ... and an internal beauty ... this is the anthem of the quintessential woman ... and it is perhaps because your existence is truly poetic that you write such amazingly beautiful and powerful poetry ...

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rythm is good, the words speak well down the page, you got said what you wanted to say. It is another poem written well amid the many that have come before. Thanks, always nice to read your poetry. raining

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

smiles and laughter... the effects of your words
this is fantastic... the rhythm, perfect.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Willful..strong..beautiful...no less feminine...confident..sweet..You speak for many women..You give many women who are not so wrong..the hope and the strength and the thumbs up to be who they are...You are incredible...this is...awe-inspiring

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i adore the woman in your poem..it could be anybody..and i wish it could be me..powerful..

Posted 7 Years Ago



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Emily B

Richmond, KY



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