You asked me what does it mean to be a woman?
I thought for awhile, in deep contemplation. I sat with my heart
I drained my soul with my tears, I feel, even with emptiness.
I walked through the fire and felt the pain ripple through
my sensations of sensitivity, I’m alive, even though it hurts.
I stood barefoot, grounded into the earth, I felt the power of stability
the unrelenting strength of deep roots, I’m centered
even though the wind calls me. I smelt the most beautiful rose
I was mesmerized by the essence of delicate aroma
of sensuality, I realized that beauty came in many forms.
There’s a naturalness to femininity.
To be a woman is to be, life
To be a woman, is all.
All women are like earth
They may crack at times
but they’ll always be
I’m a woman
that stands together
with shattered pieces
of what I’ve learnt
from just being one.
Author Bio: Hi my name is Leisharn Gregory. I go by the poet name liempoetry on Instagram. I’m an Australian Indigenous woman from Western Australia. I have an interest in art, writing, astrology, mythology and ancient cultures. I love to connect to, inspire and motivate people by creating resonating and uplifting poems.
Link to social media or website: http://bit.ly/liempoetry