Power of a Woman

A flame burns
Within the
Pit of my core
A fiercely deep fiery
Red light
Strength emanates
From my
Every pore
A rock of fire
Here to
Settle the score
With each step
My power
Has it's own
Life force
It grows
And grows
The power of it's
When you think
My power
Will die and
The fire dims
It always comes back
Flaming red
With full force
Burning again
Some may try and take
Thinking there is
No strength
In time they will learn
There is always
A spark
Each year growing
And brighter
With each flame
That burns
It never truly
It will always ignite
A phoenix
Embers of fire

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Deborah Brooks 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Caroline.. what an incredible poem so simply beautiful..

Thank you for sharing

I voted up


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wonderful1 5 years ago from Southern California

I agree with Debbie: beautifully put into words. We women need to feel that empowerment, and this poem serves as a great reminder of how much strength we all have. Thanks for sharing.

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epigramman 5 years ago

...because I am a feminist I already know the power of a woman (I think - lol) ..... it's in their mind.

(Did I win double Jeoporady?)

....but I am already a winner because as a man I can recognize great writing from this young woman whom I consider an esteemed colleague, an inspiration to me and just a damn fine writer ..... lake erie time ontario canada 12:07am I feel like I wanna link this hub with Helen Reddy's I am woman - in fact I will - look for it alongside your posting on my FACEBOOK page with a direct link back here

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carolinemd21 5 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Thanks Debbie! I somehow knew you would like it. :)

@ Hi Sheila I totally agree. This is dedicated to everyone that needs a little pick me up. :)

@ Epi what a great compliment! Coming from the master with words. Always a pleasure to see you. Helen Reddy's I am Woman it is. What a great song! Your poems inspire me too. Thank you for the facebook link. :)

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cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Baby, you are the best!

Caroline I need you to e-mail me so I can tell you about examiner.com.

Much Love


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up! Just incredible.

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tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

Very simple and beautiful. Very nicely written. Voted up and beautiful.

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Ghaelach 5 years ago

Morning Caroline.

"The Eternal Flame"

The power of a woman is always burning bright.

Beautiful Caroline.

LOL Ghaelach

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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Every time Caroline. Let your light shine and let it shine bright.

Quite sensitively written with great imagination.

Let it shine.


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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA

I love the part about the phoenix!

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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

love the image of a Phoenix woman who soars high after each fall...

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carolinemd21 5 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Michael thank you! Always good to see you here. lol.

@ Gypsy thank you!

@ Tara thank you very much for stopping by.

@ Ghaelach always a pleasure to see your comment. Thank you!

@ Sky I am trying to let it shine. :)

@ Schoolgirl thanks glad to meet u!

@ Raciniwa thank you very much dear lady.

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Vincent Moore 5 years ago

Reading this eternal flame also reminds me of the quote

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"

And I've been witness to both the fury and the scorn, but also the deep, compassion, caring, tender love from a woman.

Uwah I simply adore the scent of a woman, some say you can't live with em, but can't live without em. But I believe that applies to both sexes:0)) great poem, loved it. Bravo and Voted Up..

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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi Caroline! Women are beautiful - in a thousand ways more than just outwardly! Voted up, up and away!

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dinkan53 5 years ago from India

Excellent writings with an attractive and strong picture. Even the picture says a lot.

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This makes me proud to be a woman..Beautiful Caroline..Cheers

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Robwrite 5 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Hi Caroline; Very powerful stuff. And you picked the perfect image with "Dark Phoenix" Jean Grey.

Well done,


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Senoritaa 5 years ago

Oh loved it especially the last line about the Phoenix. Keep the world aflame with your power of womanhood Caroline.

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carolinemd21 5 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Vincent thank you very much for the kind comment. You are a great poet and I admire your work.

@ Dexter thank you for reading and commenting! Always a pleasure.

@ Dinkan thank you for stopping by and your compliments!

@ Always thank you dear lady. Glad you liked it. :)

@ Robwrite thank you! :)

@ Senoritaa thank you for the kind comment. Always good to see you. :)

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A great poem and I award my up up and away.

Take care;


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stessily 5 years ago

Caroline, A deeply empowering poem! I can feel the energy; I can sense the endless cycle of sparks to flames to embers; I can see the phoenix.

Beautifully done, as always!

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carolinemd21 5 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you stessily!

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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Awesome poem saying the truth in a classy way. Hugs

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carolinemd21 5 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Neil. :)

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scentualhealing 5 years ago from Georgia

Hello I voted up, power on!

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carolinemd21 5 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Scentualhealing for reading and commenting.

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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Beautiful imagery regarding fire, flames, and the phoenix rising. Women set the world ablaze, that I can personally attest to. Awesome poem, thnak you for sharing...

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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Oh wow incredible writing. Voting up and pressing those buttons too.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ AA Zavala thank you for your comment and compliments!

@ HI Acaetnna thank you so much for stopping by!

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Hello Gorgeous, just wanted to stop by. Missed you you look beautiful today,as usual!!!

Still love you

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Michael for stopping by and commenting. :)

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