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A Woman is Born...

Friday, September 25, 2009

I wrote this poem a few years back when I was troubled with some personal issues. Writing always helps to clear my mind and heals my aching heart and soul. Maybe some of you can relate to this poem.

A woman is born...

She fights for life and for breath....no one sees the struggle
She communicates with poetry....the words fall on deaf ears
She offers song...but they do not hear the music
She wants to be understood...but she is misread
She reaches out...they pull away
She longs for love....but they abuse her
She speaks the truth....but they want lies
She shows deep emotions....but they see moods
She has strength....but they see stubbornness
Her eyes are soft but you can see the pain,
Her heart is full of love but is laden with sorrow,
Her lips long for joy but turn down with sadness.
She builds a wall...
The bricks are her pain and the mortar her tears..
They see the wall...
They understand its message...
The wall asks for no love
The wall has no poetry, no song, no truth, and no emotions
The wall is strong and unyielding.
The wall has no face yet they know the meaning of the wall...why?
Behind the wall a longing woman beckons to God's creatures
She speaks in poetry...they understand her needs
She shows them love...they return the love
She becomes emotional...they know her heart is kind
She reaches for them...they enjoy her touch
She sings to them...they listen intently
She offers them truth...they appreciate knowing
She is strong...they feel safe
If animals can be this kind...why aren't people?

By
Ruth Smith

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  • no profile photo CD5078271
    Oh, Ruth...this made me cry. It's funny that you posted it on my mother's birthday--ironic, actually. Perhaps I will print it up and send it to her, if you don't mind. I think it will touch her, too, because she is very injured also. I don't know what I would do without my doggies...they can make me laugh in the midst of my tears and give me a reason to go on in the midst of my doubts and self-loathing. Thank you so much for your friendship and for just being honestly and authentically you!!! emoticon
    4225 days ago
  • SALAD-ADDICT
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  • MRNOTABOUTFACE
    Excellent poem and one I can relate to! I have built a wall myself and keep my family on the other side of it where they seem to prefer to be. Thanks for sharing!
    4251 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4827055
    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I read your poem and YOU are sooooooooo talented and speak with such depth and passion.

    thank you sooooooooooooooo much for sharing with all of us to read emoticon
    4321 days ago
  • AUNTFANNYJANE
    Women are born and reborn in this way all around us - thank you for your beautiful words
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    4322 days ago
  • AMYLOVESTZU
    loved it thanks !!! emoticon
    4322 days ago
  • GENERALGCS
    Very beautiful...I, too, enjoy writing when things are particularly stressful. It somehow cleanses the soul.

    have a spark-beautiful weekend!
    4323 days ago
  • MEOWMAMA3
    The poem is beautiful. The simplicity of animals. Give affection, get affection. Trust at it's basic level equals love.

    You make me feel like digging up my old poetry, most of it written when the world wouldn't listen or nobody understood me. Somewhere I also have poems written about (guess what....) my cats.
    Are your sure we're not related?


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    Comment edited on: 9/25/2009 6:42:23 PM
  • WINGSOFCHANGE
    Ruth,
    WOW, your poem is BEAUTIFUL! Your words could be describing me, I GET it! Thank you for posting such a deep, insightful, and eloquent piece.
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    4323 days ago
  • MYCUTEGIZMO
    Well as long as you blurt it all out it helps in any way..
    4323 days ago
  • MISSYAGOGO
    Sometimes I wonder where is the "human" in "humanity"? But then I find that there is a place like this where people from different walks of life can come together to support each other.

    I think it's sad and beautiful at the same time. Sort of how life can be at times.
    4323 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/25/2009 12:53:39 PM
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