WOMAN THAT I AM
by Donna Marie Carey
I haven’t let the little girl go
Oh no… no, no
She dances inside
And often comes out to play.
So what makes me the woman that I am?
I can light up a room when I walk in
Not only with my smile but also the touch of my eyes
Am I the prettiest? No way
Am I the smartest? Nope
Am I the sexiest? Not a chance
And yet, men and women are drawn to the woman that I am.
What is this mystery, this power of the woman that I am?
I am open-hearted, generous and nurturing
And in a flash can turn into a cabrona if I encounter a bully at prey
I don’t hold back my love but share it like a reverse shadow that lights up my path and those I touch
I have some good, good friends, you know, the kind you can call at 3 in the morning to ask for help
But I don’t make that call until I have done everything… everything I can… to help myself
Is that a quality or a fault?
Both… for the woman that I am.
I am loyal. I am wise. I listen between the lines with my heart, eyes and hands
I love myself, I care for myself,
I appreciate my beauty, my wisdom, my power, my mystery and even my bitchy side
I am courageous enough to rearrange the furniture of my life and give away my favorite clothes
To make room for the unknown, the unknowable, the unlovable and the loved
I laugh at myself and life too, woman that I am.
I was born under a lucky star and…
Even though life is not always easy…the way I choose to dance it,
I know, as a woman, the woman that I am.
IT IS MY CHOICE!
MY choice: how I live
MY choice: who I love
MY choice: what to include in
MY choice: what to keep out
I AM a poet, a mystic, a dancer, a lover of life
I AM sensitive and sensual, fiery and fierce, fun and funny
I appreciate the truth and also a well-spun tale.
I can hold your little girl hand if you are afraid or sad
Or hug you to keep you warm and safe
Or laugh with you and dance to celebrate a new love… or a big full moon… woman that I am.
And… and now… the best part of all of this is…
The most beautiful secret I now reveal…
It is this… just this…
I am having a grand… and I mean a really grand…
And I know how to share…
Woman that I am.
Written on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Puerto Aventuras, Mexico for Casey’s Becoming a Woman Ceremony.
and soon after it was copyrighted!!