"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Call Me Woman

I am the womb
that carries
a child to
be the promise
for a better
Call me woman.

I am the hands
that touch
a fevered brow
bringing comfort
when pain
plays its drum song.
Call me woman.

I am the voice
that lifts
the spirit
when life
has stepped
on dreams.
Call me woman.

I am the tears
that fall
when sorrow
knocks at
the door.
Call me woman.

I am
the strength
the softness
the heart
the soul
the light.
Call me woman.

 ©Susie Clevenger 2011


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