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I am a Woman - Poem

Updated on June 29, 2014
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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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    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      3 years ago from Fresno, CA

      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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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      3 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.

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      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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      Word 

      4 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 :-)

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thank you MG Singh

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      MG Singh 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      It's a lovely post as I love women

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thanks schoolgirlforreal :)

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      schoolgirlforreal 

      4 years ago

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

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thanks Phyllis

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

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

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thanks Victoria

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      Victoria Lynn 

      4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

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

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thank you Jodah :)

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Empowering little poem. Well done.

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thanks Torrilyn :)

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      torrilynn 

      4 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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