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I Am a Woman - Do You See Me?

Updated on May 29, 2017
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I have written this poem in response to Bill Holland aka billybuc's challenge,

When I saw the photo of his lovely wife standing on the mountain top, I could see a woman.

A woman

  • filled with kindness and compassion
  • who can make this world a better place to live in
  • who spreads joy and happiness
  • who can face anything that comes her way

I hope you enjoy reading this poem as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Woman on the Mountain Top

Do you see me standing here

Atop a mountain towering high

I am strong I have no fear

I am a woman strong am I


You can’t deny me what is mine

Being human is what I enshrine

I have the freedom to do as I like

Being rude and hateful is what I dislike


I have the power to give, love and share

Doing what is right is all about what I care

I will never hesitate to put up a fight

Proclaim to the world what is not right


I have the power to bring about a change

Educate all girls and help them exchange

Spread the word of knowledge to educate

Girl empowerment is what I will legislate


This wide world is for everyone to live

For everyone to share, care, love and give

Make this world a better place I will

I can climb a mountain or a steep hill

I am a woman


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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Yes, my friend - you are a powerful and beautiful woman. A beacon to us all. Love your poem. "I can climb up a mountain or a steep hill. I am a women."

      Thank you for sharing the link to this challenge.

      Thank you for being who you are. Up, useful, awesome, beautiful and sharing.

      Love,

      Audrey

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Vellur, what a beautiful response to Bill's challenge. I truly love your inspirational poem. Excellent!

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      Blessings

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      vocal coach thank you! you made my day! Thank you for the many votes, lots of love right back to you!

      Faith Reaper thank you for your lovely comments and thank you for the many shares and vote ups. Your blessings always mean a lot to me and thank you for generously showering me with your blessings. May God bless you in abundance!

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      wow this was pretty good.. almost perfect voted awesome!!!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      What a wonderful tribute to women via this hub!

      I loved it and can relate to every word, you have weaved into this poem.

      A beautiful response to billybuc's challenge! Voted up.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Frank Atanacio thank you for your lovely comment and appreciation.

      ChitrangadaSharan thank you and am glad you think so, thank you for the vote up too.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Yes, today's woman is the woman portrayed so beautifully by you. She is soft and hard, kind and tough and is very proud of herself and the womenkind. I love reading this lovely poem, a great response to Bill's challenge. Voted up.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      A beautiful and inspirational poem.

      Voted up all the way

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great writing and you are certainly up for the challenge. Women are powerful in their own unique way.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Harishprasad thank you for reading and the vote up.

      tobusiness thank you for your visit and vote up.

      DDE thank you and yes women are powerful.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      This world needs strong women. Tough to create poetry from a picture, fine job.

      EWF

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Eric Flynn thank you for reading and lovely comment, much appreciated.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      This is a great response to the challenge. Powerful words of encouragement and strengh!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      teaches12345 thank you for reading and words of appreciation.

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      What a beautiful poem and I agree with all your sentiments. Yes, the photo inspires one to see the strength in all woman through the example of Bev. You expressed that wonderfully through your lovely poem.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      That was beautiful! I am woman hear me roar! what a great poem and an added gem to billy's challenge!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You said so much in this simple poem. A million voices speak with you when you declare to the world that you are woman! Beautiful work my friend, and thank you for taking the time to join in on this challenge.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Excellent response to Bill's challenge Vellur. Great poem. Well done.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautiful! We women have the power to change the world. I saw Helen Reddy in person in vegas in the late senenties and she sang that song. Thank you for sharing this..Loved it..

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Strong poem, Vellur, and great on empowerment for women, it seems. Well rhymed. I am more expressive, nowadays, what ever that means. I can dream more if I do not rhyme but I do like your poem. Thank you and much love.

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      Ryem 2 years ago from Maryland

      This poem is amazing. Your message of female empowerment is unforgettable. Great job :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I could also hear you roar! :)

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      suzettennaples thank you, we women are stronger than we realize.

      Nell Rose thank you and am happy you heard the roar!!

      billybuc thank you for the appreciation and for posting the challenge.

      Jodah thank you for reading and your appreciation.

      always exploring oh yes! women have the power to bring about a change .

      manatitta44 thank you, I prefer free verse too! I feel that I can express myself better that way, this one is rare somehow it rhymed!

      Ryem thank you for reading and your appreciation.

      Sunshine625 thank you!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You have described a very admirable and strong woman who has some wonderful characteristics! Thanks for sharing the poem, Vellur.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Alicia C thank you for your visit and appreciation.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful poetry ;I have been away for a couple of weeks and I hope that this challenge is still ongoing.

      Eddy.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Eiddwen thank you for stopping by and yes this it is open.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Absolutely wonderful. Loved this.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Gypsy Rose Lee thank you!

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      What a beautiful poem!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      shanmarie thank you.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      We women don't realize how powerful we can be in this world, and we can influence others in very positive ways. I have four daughters, and I tried to teach them to be proud of being a woman!

      Beautiful poem, voted UP, etc.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      mary615 thank you, yes you are so right. Thank you for the appreciation and vote up too.

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      rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

      Wow! This is so beautiful and inspiring :)

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      rdsparrow writer thank you!

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      I like to see strong woman hubs like this. Thank you for the encouragement.

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      Nithya Venkat 14 months ago from Dubai

      FlourishAnyway thank you.

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