I Am Complex Because I Am Woman

Updated on April 22, 2017

I gave birth to a Nation

Watched as men fell to their knees and bowed down in honor of me

Take me as I am with all my complexities

I wear my sexuality like a badge of honor

I am your lover, your Friend

A warrior when it calls for me to be

Yes, I get angry and confused by constant lies and deception

And yes I cry

I am Woman

When desperation and fear drenched your brow with sweat

I wiped the beads and held you in my arms washing away the fears

I wear the scars of life from bending

Scrubbing floors, ironing, cleaning

And from years of toiling

I helped you in your struggles to become better

Walked beside you to give you strength

I bore the anguish birthing a generation

And lovingly caring for them and our Home

Because I am Woman

My strength my wisdom at times embraced you

And at times freed you to become who you are

When you lost your way I gently guided you back

You turned to me I was your lifeline

Your anchor from the storm

I am all things to some Men

Yet nothing to some

I am beauty personified the sensual moves created when I walk

The shyness of my smile

The come-hither looks that drive you to insanity

Screams Woman

It is a self-reflection, if I were an Artist it's how I would paint myself. I cannot paint nor can I draw so I write.

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    • Byonder5 profile image

      Byonder5 3 months ago from UK

      Beautiful thoughts on the feminine 'etre'.

      The power. The hard work. The hope

      The love. The patience.

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      Juliet Stewart-Austin 13 months ago from San Antonio, TX.

      Ground-Hog, interesting Moniker tell me can you as yet see a shadow? Thank you for your comment.

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      Ground-Hog 13 months ago

      i can under stand where you are coming and i argee. i also stand behind you on what you are saying.

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      Juliet Stewart-Austin 13 months ago from San Antonio, TX.

      Mrs. Junko, (smiling), thank you for reading my prose, I'm sending positive vibes to you both for a lifetime of continued love and devotion. Excuse my message previously I was a tad bit exhausted when I wrote it.

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      junko 13 months ago

      Hello Juliet from "Junko's wife", your writing is a beautiful and true description of us a Complex Woman. I will share it with the sisterhood of my circle, it speaks volume of who we are. Thanks for sharing!

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      Juliet Stewart-Austin 13 months ago from San Antonio, TX.

      Lol, yes Junko we did it's a Sisterhood, of very intelligent, loving Women tell her I said hello to her for me.

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      junko 13 months ago

      Juliet did you and my wife collaborate on this hidden truth. These words are proof that all lies die when the truth is told. I wanted to be the first to co-sign this before all the women showed up. If you don't get many comments on this one I don't know what to say to you. Beautiful woman in and out .