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A Woman's Tale
by A PAX

Friday, June 13, 2003
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A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.......Gracian

~~A Woman's Tale~~

From the day that we are born
Newly innocent,without scorn
With the first airs on our skin
Fickle fortune does begin

Cradled as the fairer sex
So genteel and uncomplex
Society's labels firmly pressed
On our psyche's like a crest

Does it matter, what you know?
As you reach a high plateau?
Accomplish feats beyond the norm?
To change the world where you were born?

Choices made and battles fought
Survival instincts......deep of thought
World kept on an even keel
While strutting on stiletto heels

Education............ politics,
Baby bottles won't conflict
Taken all straight to the heart
Resulting in a fresh new start

I am woman, hear me roar
Soft as petals, yet hard core
I am the earth, my tears the rain
My body choices...... public domain

Yet when all is seen and done
The progress made,the battles won
We see our faces with fine lines
And fear we're so far........ from...... divine



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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 2/21/2009
I love the way you blend all these characteristics. Reading this reminds me of the movie "Steel Magnolias" - for how strong the 'fairer' sex really is. We seem to be able to juggle many things without missing a step. Love the flow here, too. Hugs,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/22/2008
There is much truth and wisdom dispensed via your verses here, Anita. Thank you for sharing them. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Axilea MU 2/11/2008
Excellent! You may be inetersted in reading my poem "You can keep your garden".


Reviewed by Jerry Andrews 4/30/2004
Damn, I love the way you write. We're very similar, expression-wise. Thanks for the review of don't leave me , love. Just playing around. I really want you to read my best: Long Gone Love, Willow, Old Souls and Journey. Review me when you can. You'll see what I mean by our similarity. The source is great- solid and from a woman who can really think. No flattery from me. I'll be reading you, but must beat a few guys around the world in chess, first. Thanks- Jerry
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 7/5/2003
Simply stunning, and incredibly true.

Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader) 6/18/2003

This is the line of all time right here:
" I am woman, hear me roar "
Man, this is my catch phrase! I feel strife, bitterness and a VERY loud voice in this. It is the voice of all women. This is beautiful. I grovel.

Thanking you,

Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 6/16/2003
Nothing but applauds for you my friend! This was great! Thanks for penning this gem!

Reviewed by Birdie Houston 6/15/2003
Oh I love this !!!
Reviewed by serenety L 6/14/2003
It's all a question of mind. Learn to accept the things you cannot change. Liked the sentence super girl wrote: We are not getting old, just ripe. Great Poem. S.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/14/2003
gr8 write, anita; well done! (((HUGS)))
Reviewed by Buddy Angel 6/14/2003
nicely written Anita

Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl 6/14/2003
So very true Anita...sad, but true. ~Kerry
Reviewed by Christine Morell 6/14/2003
Off to my library does this go! One of your best, I think. Every verse has power and your writing goes from strength to strenght.
~Chrissie :)
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 6/14/2003
I am speechless now...excellent...BHUWAN
Reviewed by Linda Murray 6/14/2003
This left me without words. And thats very hard to do. (lol)
Reviewed by Dwayne Pagnotto (Reader) 6/13/2003
Dear Anita,
This was some really outstanding work. You flavor the piece well....and show what women must endure sometimes to play the role that society expects of them.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 6/13/2003
Love it !!!!!!!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 6/13/2003
Your last two lines were perfect!
Reviewed by Sandi Sparks (Reader) 6/13/2003
I loved this poem. The flow was excellent. How true the many roles a woman must play today. We are more than a pretty face.

Reviewed by Sara Coslett 6/13/2003
This is so true and the writing is absolutely fantastic!!!

I complained to a younger man I like very much one day that I felt old and he said to me, "you're not old, you are ripe." I will never forget what he said.
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 6/13/2003
Great, insightful poetry...
"Cradled as the fairer sex
So genteel and uncomplex
Society's labels firmly pressed
On our psyche's like a crest"
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/13/2003
Anita, your rhyme and flow are ootstanding for such a splendidly written poem! Truly a glorious write!;-)
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 6/13/2003
Wonderfully Written, Anita!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/13/2003
hauntingly nice......thanks for the reminder...ladyA....My mirror is my only "real" enemy!! But my gyno told me to switch the light off..if I am making love....and I must avoid sitting on top unless I want to smack the man in his face with the swinging objects.....and never look at myself in the mirror without my make-up....I must just look at the area where I am busy applying my age defying creams...
And look only at the end result...and I will always feel good about myself....hehehehe..I think it was very good advice from him...Goodluck with those swinging objects..

Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 6/13/2003
Hahaha, nice poem. I especially like these last lines:

We see our faces with fine lines
And fear we're so far........ from...... divine

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