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About Being Woman

Ladies, when you were birthed onto this Earth, you were given a super power
As you took your first breath of air, the doctor pronounced you strong and then you yelled your lungs out as you were being held. Announcing your entrance.
Pink toes and gentle heart beats.
Pink blankets, softness and sunshine.
Crying mother, proud father.
Pink. Soft. Kind.
Do you know what your superpower is?
"It's a girl" that is the power you were given at birth.
With this, Those 3 words
You were given the power to create and carry life.
Why do you let him make you feel like anything less than what you truly are?
A creator
A human incubator
A birth giver.
Keeper of the universe.
A woman.
Your very core brings men to their knees. You can have them twisted around your finger, but your kindness out weighs your need to lead. So instead you lead him in prayer as he leads you away from your truth.

Here's a few things about being woman.
Sometimes I am more ocean than i am sure of. Get it?
The emotion rushes wild
Burning black holes inside me
And the only thing I smell is how much fire you create around me
Smoke inhalation from every time I tried calming myself.
And then you wonder why you often find me coughing.
Sometimes I am more forest fire than I am woman.
Beautiful to look at until you get too close.
Sometimes my chest is filled with more handgrenades than heart beats.
I can feel the tiiiick tick tick of the time bomb inside of me. And I'm scared

Imagine being scared of living inside your own body because you don't know when you'll explode.
You don't know when you'll have your innocence ripped away
You don't know when you'll be attacked for being able to bare children
You don't know when he will lash out and beat you to a pulp and ruin your lashes.
Imagine being scared to call yourself woman because it makes him feel inferior.
This needs to stop.

Guy. Male. Boy. Man.
Father. Brother. Co creator
Fellow companion. King. Adam.
I understand that we aren't easy to handle. We're irrational at times, I admit.
We get mad. I admit.
We fight for no reason. I admit
We over think. I admit.
We're too emotional. I Admit.
But that doesn't give you the right to raise your hand.
That gives you no right to rape us and claim that my dress code showed that I was asking for it.
Adam, laid his eyes on Eve
The first person he had ever seen. Bare flesh
But the bare thought never crossed his mind. He was never primal about it so don't blame your raging hormones for your actions.
And he didn't feel the need to use her
What makes you any different?

About this poem

This is basically being a woman in a nutshell

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Written on September 08, 2021

Submitted by roleansanderson0 on August 19, 2022

Modified on April 02, 2023

2:40 min read

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 2,579
Words 519
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 18, 11, 6, 16


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