I am a Woman - Poem

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Curves, stretch marks, misplaced hair – Woman I am


Mother, student, professional – Woman I can


Rights, equality, power – Woman I stand


Gym, deadlines, vacation – Woman I plan


Perfectly Flawed is the Woman that I am.

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How This Poem Came to Mind

I have always found strength in who I am being a woman. Yet, accepting my own flaws have not been easy. At almost 40 I am beginning to find that I am finally stumbling upon self-acceptance.

Through my own relationship with God I recognize that to be human is to be flawed. But that was the hardest truth to swallow. No wonder it has taken me so long to – at times – accept who I am.

I hope through my own struggles and journeys my short poem can help others to accept – even when difficult – their truthful flaws. My understanding of being flawed means that no one else is exactly the same. Despite being able to empathize another’s path, truly we are all individual. So good, bad and ugly each one of us make our own impression in this world that cannot be duplicated.

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torrilynn 2 years ago

I loved your poem. It was straight to the point speaking on how you should love oneself and how you should live life according to you as a woman.


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mdscoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

Thanks Torrilyn :)


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Empowering little poem. Well done.


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mdscoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

Thank you Jodah :)


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

So cool! I'm over 40 and still learning to accept myself. Thanks or the encouragement. Sharing this one!


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mdscoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

Thanks Victoria


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Very inspirational and empowering hub. I enjoyed reading it. Voted up, beautiful and sharing.


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mdscoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

Thanks Phyllis


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schoolgirlforreal 2 years ago from USA

Lovely! I like how you say that good, bad, ugly we are all unique and our input cannot be duplicated. YES!


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mdscoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

Thanks schoolgirlforreal :)


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MG Singh 2 years ago from Singapore

It's a lovely post as I love women


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mdscoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

Thank you MG Singh


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word55 2 years ago from Chicago

Very inspirational poem. How can we (men) not accept and appreciate you. Yes, accept yourself as you were, you are and will be via your spiritual reality. You go my sister in The Lord :-)


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mdscoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

Thank you word55. I think what complicates a woman's reality of self is the complete unrealistic image of a "beautiful" woman that the media and modeling industry rely on.


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janshares 2 years ago from Washington, DC

Love the poem, mdscoggins. It speaks well to all that we are and loving every bit of it. I can so relate to what you said about turning forty and something changing. It's a liberating time that comes with a magical feeling of loving and accepting yourself and not caring too much anymore about what others think. Great hub, voted up, useful, and interesting.


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mdscoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA Author

HI janis. Yes aging does have its way of changing things, both physically and emotionally. It has taken a great deal of time to accept all that I am.

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