I am a Woman

     I

It is the year 1918.
I am a woman.
I long to find a man,
The man of my life.
I am a woman,
A splendid cook;
My mother is proud.
Yes! I am a woman.
I found a handsome man.
I am getting married.
My heart is madly pounding.
I know things will change…
Today, today is the day,
And I’ll have new duties.
I am a strong woman.
And I fervently vow to
Do all in my power
To keep my husband
And future kids happy.

     II

It is the year 2008.
I am a woman.
I feel lonely sometimes.
I haven’t found the one.
Cooking is a challenge,
Whenever I do, it is
For love or pleasure.
We argue sometimes,
Mother and I.
I have done things
I regret at times.
Yes! I am a woman.
I hope to find someone
That will take me
As the woman I am,
And I fervently vow to
Think of me first,
Because, as far as I know,
I’ll live only once.

     III

It is the year of now.
I am a woman,
And that will not change.
I’ve had to wear many hats.
I am the one that works;
I am the one that nurtures;
I am the one who once
Had to stay home.
I am a woman,
The one that feels lost;
The one that knows the way;
The one that can lead and follow.
I have many feelings.
The decades continue,
My role keeps on changing,
I still want to be loved,
Life is simply better that way.
Yes! I am woman,
One half of the whole.

Copyright © 2008, Beatriz X

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