Poetry

Strong Woman

AStrongWomanIn LoveBecomesA womanIn loveSoftFeminineVulnerableTo his strengthWeaken by his gazeAttentive to his needAndRattled by his touch. A strong womanIs no differentThan any otherWhen aloneEven for a momentWith a manWho she loves.

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Charming

When you look at me like thatAnd you run your fingersthrough your hairAdjust yourself in your chairLeaning back just soAs you clear your throat.Your eyes cheat downAnd you turn awayLike a schoolboy caughtAdmiring his teacherWhen he should be learning. And you find a wayTo say this is workAnd I'm on the clock. So I put…

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Luminosity

Love can wax and waneLike the the moon.Sometimes strong and powerfulOthers weak and timidThe moon begins her ascentOpens herselfAnd displays her full beautyAnd love for the earth.Then she falters in imperfectionFades gently from viewAnd settles into obscurityUntil she loves again.

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No Matter

As long as you need me,As long as you want me,As long as you live,I will be here for you. If you go away,If you hurt me,If you hate me,I will be here for you. No matter

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Teachers

Like Ann Sullivan with Helen KellerYou took a frustratedAngryDemandingObstinateTorturedWreck of a childAnd taught her to bePatient and kind. Like Henry Higgins with Eliza DoolittleYou took a courseVulgarUnkemptDisheveledBawdyWretch of an urchinAnd taught her to beGraceful enough to be wined and dined. Like Peter Pan with Wendy DarlingYou created a motherlyGentleStorytellerAdventurerAnd taught herTo dance and sing and…

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And…

And when you look at me,I think that I am beautiful. And when you give yourself to me,I think that I deserve it. And when you care for me,I believe I can do it. And when you love me,It's enough until I can love myself.

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Wow me.

I love that you still find a way toWow meSlay meWilt meWant meFill me withHopeDreamsLoveDesire Still. You find a way…To read all of my emails.

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