April 27, 2010

I Like Being A Woman

I like being a Woman. Why? I can cry. I can hug. I can talk to friends I can be soft. I can be strong. I can wear my heart on my sleeve. I can smell pretty. I can sweat. I can take joy in the feel of cashmere. I can romp around in jeans. I can cook. I can not feel like cooking. I can get teary eyed over a movie. I can defend what is right. I can help others. I can offer a hand to a child. I can wear my hair up. I can let it flow loosely in the wind. I can wear long flowing skirts in the summer. I can walk barefoot in the grass. I can paint my nails lovely colors. I can use my hands to fix and mend. I can take pleasure in the richness of lipstick. I can know who I am without lipstick. I can be insecure. I can be most confident. I can revel in a bubble bath. I can check my own oil. I can take pleasure in feeling feminine. I can take pleasure in feeling masculine. I can exercise my right to vote. I can stand up and make a difference. I can create- a poem, a book, a song…. and LIFE. © Ellen M. DuBois Lily