I'll Show You

July 7, 2011
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I'll show you the strength of the mightiest of beings
I present you the life that feels every feeling
squashed and devalued then and forever
yet striving for greatness through all stormy weather
hands that heal and souls of splendor
defy the expectations of any one gender
bargained for, paid for, and all other scorn
beauty that's ripped at, tattered and torn
but glowing with strength surpassing the years
fighting the hardship, loneliness, and tears
our strength like our love shines for all to see
shouting out to the world what we always will be
lawyers, doctors, nurses,
teachers, authors, speakers,
firefighters, police, judges,
athletes, singers, dancers,
visionaries, mentors, idols,

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glimmer said...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm

OMG- this poem is AMAZING. I just love the whole thing- my favorite line ius "I present you the life that feels every feeling".

I'm really surprised that it didn't get into the print magazine! Keep up the good work- I'll be watching for your next submissions:)

PS- I rated it five stars and tagged it as a favorite:)

RosePetal519 replied...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm
Thanks so much! It means so much to me to get some positive feedback! I look forward to reading more of your work as well!  Any suggestions on what I should write?
purplequeen said...
Aug. 5, 2011 at 8:11 pm
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