Many of my friends are sharing their thoughts on the Beauty of a Woman this week, thanks to August McLaughlin and her Third Annual Beauty Of A Woman Blogfest, and it’s been a wonderful adventure to read. The first part, celebrating feminine sexuality, started on Monday.
The second part, celebrating the overall beauty of a woman, starts today…
There are prizes for participating via visiting, liking, and commenting the various blogs who are sharing, by the way, so really, check them out. You won’t be sorry.
I felt a need to join in their celebration, so I’m re-sharing a poem I wrote for International Womens Day last year.
“The Weaker Sex”
is what we’re called.
of velvet encased
who have held
in body and heart-
Sons who become fathers,
We’ve stood firm,
guardians of the castle
guide and nurture,
teach and love.
kiss away wounds
spiritual and physical.
forgiveness and patience.
We hold on if we can,
let go when we must.
Strength is required
“The softer side.”
16 thoughts on “Mystique”
Ah I adore that poem. It does take tremendous strength to be the softer, nurturing one.
Thanks, Beth. It’s one of my personal favorites as well. Those words just flowed through me.
Fabuloso poema! Love it.
Muchas gracias, Amiga!
That pretty much sums it up, Kitt. What a great poem. Thanks for posting it
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Gorgeous, Kitt! And so poignant.
Thanks, August. I thought it appropriate to re-share this week. 🙂
Great poem, Kitt. I really enjoyed this!
August is a true WordPress trailblazer, Kitt.
Beautiful work, by the way.
Thank you! And yeah, August rocks. 🙂
Great poem, Kitt! So glad to be a part of August’s celebration of a woman’s true beauty. 🙂
It’s been wonderful reading and sharing everyone’s contributions, no?
As always, you are a talented writer Kitt. It definitely takes strength to be soft when needed.
Thanks, Phil. That means a lot to me.