Strong Woman

Strong Woman

A Poem by Aveira Corbett

Rhyming lyrical poem about questioning painful experiences.

They say I'm a survivor.
That I am a fighter.
They call me fierce and strong.
Wonder how I got along.
Say that I have a voice.
In that I should rejoice.
Then why do I feel broken,
Each time those words are spoken?
Why do I feel weak, insignificant and small,
Like my spirit's shattered with a giant fall?
Why don't I see the beauty,
In this job and in my duty?
To be the voice of life,
When all I hear is strife?
Why should this be my fate?
My position to relate,
To experience this pain,
So others can feel sane?
Should I hold false hope,
And simply learn to cope,
Or extinguish all the sadness,
Embracing final blackness?

© 2015 Aveira Corbett

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I really like this. It's a great poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago

immensely dissonant, yet poetically so,
somehow integrated in so fine a literary frame

well written


Posted 3 Years Ago

Hi Aveira, I love your poem. It compares and contrasts power and weakness with such clarity and emotion. You choose your words carefully, even sparingly and yet conveyed your thoughts completely. Good job.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Aveira Corbett

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your words and for taking the time to stop in read and review.
I loved this, this is really good.

Posted 3 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Aveira Corbett

3 Years Ago

Thank you for reading, glad you enjoyed it.
Sometimes we want to believe what others are saying but they are just repeating what others are saying with little rhyme or reason to it. The words sound so comforting we want to believe them, but at times they can be the opposite of what we need to hear or could need to hear rather.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on January 18, 2015
Last Updated on January 18, 2015
Tags: rhyme, victim, survivor, pain


Aveira Corbett
Aveira Corbett

Boca Raton, FL

I write everything I feel to empty the madness and pain from my mind. I have had a pretty lengthy bout of writer's block so any input and critique of my writing would be appreciated and reciprocated. .. more..

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