Standing Proud & Tall

Photo by Elene Usdin

I shall wear anything that I want
My clothes don't determine if I rise or fall
My hard work shall speak for itself
I'm a woman standing proud and tall

I'm not lesser than any man
In our statures there is no big or small
I'm not weak in any form
I'm a woman standing proud and tall

Cooking, cleaning and the household chores
Why does a woman have to do it all
I was not born to please a man
I'm a woman standing proud and tall

I can travel alone around the word
From a man I do not need the NOC call
I own my mind and can make decisions
I'm a woman standing proud and tall

I can be the leader in every field
I'm not just a vain beautified doll
I do not mind getting my hands dirty
I'm a woman standing proud and tall

I have the right to think and choose
In my court shall be present the ball 
I shall not bow down to the bias
I'm a woman standing proud and tall

I have the power to give birth
Due to this, my success shall never stall
Being a mother is not my only role
I'm a woman standing proud and tall

I'm stronger than what everyone thinks
To get to me you have to break more than one wall
I can make and break in the equal amount
I'm a woman standing proud and tall

I have a life that I made for myself
This cannot be ignored in a single scroll
My story has enough pages to fill a book
I'm a woman standing proud and tall

Written for Magpie Tales: Mag 253.

6 comments:

  1. Everything that is right with being a woman, this :)

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  2. That makes for a very inspiring poem :)

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  3. I am also a woman still standing proud and tall ! Feeling so proud to be a woman !!! Very very good poem !

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  4. So invigourating, your words...proud of being a woman! That's what we all need to do, stand proud and tall!!

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  5. This poem makes us women stand even prouder and taller. Kudos Leo!

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