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  A Strong Woman
by Karin A Fleischhaker-Griffin
Sunday, May 03, 2009
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Yes, MaryAnn, you can finally have it all.

A Strong woman was she


Knowing she could be anything she wished to be



At a young age she knew she could not depend on anyone except a grandmother’s love


And who showed her how to prepare to be a lady and how to cope through life’s problems as though in flight as a dove.



Because of a lack of money at an early age, she took babysitting jobs to purchase clothing and shoes


Rather than going out with friends to catch up on the latest news



She was restricted as to what her parents allowed her to do


And babysat her younger siblings while her parents went out for a few



She always remembered her grandmother’s wisdom and ability to understand what was best


With life’s experiences teaching her the rest.



And as she became the age to leave her parental home,


She somehow knew she would be able to use her power and strength to handle her life alone.



But alas even though she had the ability to utilize her art, musical, creative  and intellectual skills


And go to school while carrying on a career without being provided frills,



She yearned for a relationship with one who would accept her strength and abilities


And certainly did not trust the advances of those around her because of certain realities


After all the men to whom she wished to know better


Always seemed to have to compete with her or expect her to follow their lead to the letter.



When they could not get their way, they found ways of mentally or physically harming her


Even though her generosity and kindness were freely given and her heart was pure



As he walked into her office this afternoon, he could see her eyes showed her miles away


He asked if there was anything she needed or if she wished him to stay



She smiled and then told him aspects of her life


As well as her strife



Throughout her life she helped others achieve


And this week she was asked to leave



Not only was there cruelty imposed by the men in her life


But jealousy on the part of other women, who caused her strife



She did nothing to deserve that which was imposed upon her


Especially at a time when others have taken so much from her



Leaving her almost financially bare without a cure


At which point one could see a tear for which she could not procure




And surely, it would be found that it was not she who made the error


But others who plotted against her to place her to evoke such terror



“My dear MaryAnn”, he said, “hold firm to your belief”


Please hold on to these words with some relief



Take pride in the fact that you are the person who has led an altruistic life


And helped others to deal with their strife



You will not only be rewarded in the future


But obviously God has another plan to serve you better and offer one’s nurture



This place in time with its corruption is not meant for you


Nor are the relationships which cause such disruption correct for you



Consider this time to dwell upon the positive aspects of your life


in which you felt an inner peace without undue strife.



Know always that you will be in favored


and someday, you will find the one who believes in you as you are savored



And, is willing to give to you what you deserve


Without the worry you now show in reserve.



Said he, " I had you removed from this position to find out who I could trust and count on


I am not the new account executive who just moved into town



But I own this company in secrecy and my investigation has shown


You are the only one I can trust and I have let it be known



That not only will you be running this division,


But I shall abide by your every decision



As to the individuals you wish to retain as well as


Someday carrying my name "





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Reviewed by eugene geminiano 1/1/2010
Truly captivating piece just like you Karin, I am new here though and I am glad I come across with you, for you havve collection of works here...

Happy New Year!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/14/2009
Quite a tale, Karin. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes,

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