I am a woman,
A real woman.
Finally one with who I am
Not who anyone else wants me to be.
Mother, daughter, grandmother, friend, sister, lover
All aspects of the same me.
I know what I can take and
When to say “Enough!”
When to be still, when to move
When to love, when to protect.
They are my choices to make, mine alone and
My chances to take as well.
I have enough love for the whole world and
Dreams to match.
I am wise in so many new ways,
Ways I never knew existed.
The transition from girl to young woman
To the me of now has been a hard journey.
I no longer need, now I know and feel and treasure what and who is.
This recent shift in perspective has been life changing.
I know what I don’t want and what I
Will not put…
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