Words Matter

I am Woman

beauty and intellect-

I’m not an object.

Look into my eyes

and see everything

I carry.

I’m a mother

a daughter, a sister

I’ve come a long way.

I’m a fighter, a survivor.

When you try to reduce me

to your narrow view

of humanity-

When you try to seduce me

with unwelcome advances-

When you try to abuse me

with words that cut

like a knife-

I will still rise.

I will still rise

above it all.

© 2016 magicofwords

Autumn Sky

autumn-sky

remember that day in October

colored in fuchsia and chiffon

adorned with satin ribbons

dreams, uncurled and set free

 

dressed in roses and intricate

lace, pearls of love beaded

in my hair, my brown eyes

deeper than the earth

 

remember that day in October

as I fell from the sky into

your arms, standing by

you, on nature’s altar

 

vows woven into silk

to have and to hold-

never look backward

always catch me if I fall

© 2016 magicofwords