All That I Am

All That I Am

A Chapter by My Fair Lady


















Take from me my children

I will still be a mother

You cannot take from me

The feeling of carrying a child

The sound of little feet

The smell of baby skin

The fullness of my breasts

The scars on my body

Will always be a sign

that I am a mother


Take from me my home and family

I will still be a Wyoming Girl

You cannot take from me

The big blue sky

The healing wind

The mountain flowers

The cooling rain on my face

I will love to visit anywhere

But every road will lead me home

I am a Wyoming girl


Take from me my self esteem

I will still be a woman

You cannot take from me

The intimate desires of my heart

The femininity I exude

The need and desire to be loved

And to love in return

The nurturing soul that I am

Will always be a sign

That I am a woman


Take from me my bowl and spoon

I will still be a baker

You cannot take from me

The smell of bread baking

The sweet scent of vanilla

The heavy spice of cloves and ginger

The fruity familiar yeast

Try to make me be something I am not

And I will always bake my bread

I am a baker


Take from me my piano

I will still be a musician

You cannot take from me

The song I carry in my heart

The scars of string cut fingers

The melody I write in my head

It is in all that I see and hear

The inspiration for my song is

In all that I know

I am a musician


All that I am

You tried to take from me

But you could not

Imprinted upon my body

My heart, mind and soul

Is the trace of all that I am

You told me I wasn't desireable

because of my maternal scars

You said my creativity was a waste

You tried to force me

to be something I clearly am not

you did not appreciate

all that I am



© 2010 My Fair Lady

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as I embrace your poem with wide open arms as I also embrace you~ I know this song intimately~ with each stanza my own experiences wind through~ and with each stanza I rejoice for your strength~ your survival inside your own intimate knowledge of YOU that no one could crush~

Posted 11 Years Ago

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The poem is so good. I agree with your words. Can't take away the memories from our heart and mind. Complete poem flowed with a perfect story and ending. We need to hold on to the good memories and remember where we came from. A outstanding poem. Thank you.

Posted 11 Years Ago

This was truely a good wonderful read! You are a strong woman I can tell by the words you write! Many other people can learn so much from your writing! As I do!!!

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is so incredibly touching and to me it touches an extremely soft spot as I'm sure it will do my mother who I just sent this too. The emotion in this is so dead on and inspiring. Inspired!

Posted 11 Years Ago

heart, mind and soul were in this write making it gracefully powerful

Posted 11 Years Ago

shine on Fair Lady

Posted 11 Years Ago

Had to read this again - the very essence of us always remains, which is the fundamental, existential truth of it all.

Posted 11 Years Ago

So so true. So very well constructed, too.

Posted 11 Years Ago

wow, this poem blows my mind, it should be an inspiration to all women,
this masterpiece of expression encompasses strenght, beauty and wisdom.
passionately scripted, poetically pinctuated. honest and real. 100

Posted 11 Years Ago

One word: beautiful.

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is such a honest beautiful poem , I love it ... no one will take anything from you anymore , you are such a beautiful woman , thank you for writing such lovely poetry :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Last Updated on October 23, 2010
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