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Embracing Womanhood

Updated on December 1, 2016
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Embracing womanhood

It means so much

From giving birth

to loving yourself

Women mean so

Much more

Then some people give us

Credit for

We are more than just

A pretty face

Then getting dolled up

In satin and lace

We are more than

Being a servant

A cook or a housekeeper

A little wife who's

Place is at home

Left alone in the dark

We should stand tall

Never letting someone

Knock us down

We are strong and proud

Could support our children

Despite all hardships

We survive

People can judge

Try and tell us how to live

Through it all we stand up

Not letting anybody tell us

What to do

Or to define us

What does it mean to

Be a woman

Some people think it means

To keep quiet

Not speaking up loud

Or hiding our beauty

Our faces and bodies

Bound up

Covered up with


Who are they to tell us
What to wear

How to act

Or who to be

Who is someone to say

You deserve

To stand in back

That your words don't

Mean as much

Or that sexiness is a sin


They would be the first

To look and act

Then judge

Who is someone to tell you

How to live

Trying to make you think

Your intelligence

Is not found

We know who we are

We are women











Don't tell us

Who we are

Deep inside

We know

We don't need your


We don't need your



Or lies

We are women

Hear us roar

Until death

Proud to be



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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Looking forward to hearing from you. :)

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      pearlmacb 5 years ago from Switzerland

      Excellent, will get back to you via email with the details :))

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Hi Pearl thank you for the lovely comment. I would love to contribute my poem to your cause. Would love to know the details. :)

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      pearlmacb 5 years ago from Switzerland

      Hi Carolinemd21, what a brilliant poem!! I enjoyed reading this piece, being a woman is wonderful!!!

      I`m running a book project Emeraldpoetry, empowering women through poetry, I believe your poem will have such an impact on women, could you please contribute this poem to our cause, you remain all rights to your work, and all funds will support women in Eastern Europe at risk of poverty, trafficking and domestic violence. Look forward to hearing your response thankyou!! :D

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Hi Shimmering Dawn thank you for your lovely comment. You have a blessed day too!

      HI Raciniwa lol yes, very much so. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      I am with you on this Caroline 101%...just so, that we are more than meet the eye...

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      OH yes Carloine, we are all that and more... Lovely! Have a blessed day!

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      @ Hi EuroNinila thank you for your wonderful comment and fan mail. :)

      @ Hi Rob thank you so much for reading and your comment!

      @ Hi Katrine very true! Thanks for reading and commenting. :)

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Caroline, yes we are all that, we just need to let it shine through us and touch the lives of those around :-)

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      Rob 5 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

      Very nice; At a time when politicians seem to be very anti-women, it's good to be proud.


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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      Beautiful poem! I am all about appreciating our womanhood, and I absolutely loved your poem. Being a woman is a beautiful thing. Voted up and beautiful!:)

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      @ Hi Sue thanks for the read and comment!

      @ Hi Blossom thank you so much!

      @ Poetic Fool thanks so much for your support. I love your name. LOL

      @ Gmmurgirl thank you for reading and your comment!

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      Gei Moore 5 years ago from Philippines

      Great poem! A great reminder to all women of their worth. Thanks Caroline.

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      Poetic Fool 5 years ago

      Yes, women are all these things and still more. They are a wonder and the better half of the world!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I had a good laugh at Frank's comment, too! Seriously, you made an important comment in your poem and I loved it.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Amen Caroline! Love this one.

      Voted up and away!

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      @ HI Ruby thanks for the support and feedback. Yea I always wanted to know what the line was! lol.

      @ Gypsy thank you for stopping by and leaving your great comment.

      @ Leslie so glad you liked it! Thanks for all your support and great feedback!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      YOU GO GIRLFRIEND! i got your back! Beautiful, inspirational, and strengthening! What else could any reader ask for! no place but up..

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. You said a lot that had to be said.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am woman hear me shout..YEA..You said it all . You speak for all women who have been put down because some thought she stepped out of line...What line???

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      @ Hi Tom LOL too bad she thinks your too grabby, but it's good you embrace your womanhood.

      @ Denmica thank you for reading! Glad I could encourage you!

      @ HI Cheryl thank you for reading and your comment! Best wishes to you!

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      Cheryl Simonds 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Yay! I am so glad you wrote this. Those of us who have suffered through violence and pain will be uplifted by this. Thank you!

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      tom hellert 5 years ago from home


      lrts see embrace womanhood... I try to but in reverence to my wife I only embrace her although sometimes She says Im too grabby...


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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      @ Hi Ytsenoh lol I've heard of that song! Thanks for stopping by and your comment.

      @ Hi Michael thank you for that great comment and read!

      @ Frank when I read your comment I ended up laughing out loud. You are hilarious. :)

      Thanks for reading and the comment.

      @ Hi Jim thank you for reading my dedication to women! I am glad that you like it and appreciate it and for making it one of your favorites. Take Care!

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      James W. Nelson 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Wow, Caroline, I hardly know what to say, you nailed this poem so brilliantly: You are a real woman's advocate--great job! This poem goes not only into your personal file but also my file for favorites.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      you are good.. a little sidenote: I've been trying to embrace womenhood for years.. but they keep calling the police on me...

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      You are the very essence of woman, Caroline. enough said.

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      Cathy 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Thank you for this uplifting language. The "hear me roar" reminds me of the old Helen Reddy song. I think it was from the 70s.

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Thank you Jamie for reading and commenting. Nice to meet you on here. :)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      Yes..Thank you for this poem. These words need to be said everyday. Jamie