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Like A Girl

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Like A Girl

Like A Girl 

I play like a girl, I hit like a girl
You say I throw like a girl, 
And, when I run -- I run like a girl!
All that plus more, enjoy this one size fits all

Who and what I want comes from being strong 
Classy and fabulous, 
THIS is my song!

I've been told, cut to size
The world dark and gray, when life becomes an insult
Take heed when I speak my mind, 
I am tough, outstanding and beautiful!

Move ahead --- say it twice, I smell nice
A taste of Cool Water and Justice Perfume
I have a non-stop multitask fixation
Like a woman, everything about me is hidden 
Magic and alluring the only joy in sexuality you'll need

I'm empowering this moment!
Endorsing Myself, with a certain sorta mystique
I deliver an independent will, 
     don't ever underestimate my physique

I am a caregiver, a female who won't give up the fight
I remain firm and believe all women have equal rights
I walk and talk Like A girl 
    wearing heels Breaking the sound of Annabel

       Like, Mona's unforgettable smile, 
       I stand tall Like Miss Liberty
       I am, Betsy Ross, America's #1 designer
            Harriet, who escaped slaver-y 
       Like Theresa and Mary, I'm here to give change
       I am, Hilary overwhelmed with determination
       A leader -- A Goddess, I burn like Joan
       ---Cleopatra in the room
       ---Calamity Jane's wild side
       Emelia's, won't give up heart
       I am Anne, with a secret hidden spot
       Susan B, with the right to vote
       Emily who writes deep and pretty

The sound In your eyes aren't listening!
You imagine I am weak -- not strong enough -- brave enough, 
You call me different and difficult!
Still, you want my warmth -- my love -- my attention

I am not less, I am more
I am a woman -- I frown -- I cry -- I hurt and yell at the universe
Nevertheless, I make a difference
Like a girl, I smile
A smile never seen or felt before, both defined and undefined
Your heart will ask and implore for more

Like a girl, I'll drive you wild, looking pretty "You're In Love!"
My Self confidence comes from who I am deep inside
Everything I've become follows the makeup on my face
Bare and nude, I am the Madonna flowering the mood

At the end of every day, I have one other thing to say
The Next Time You ask me to cook and clean
Because you think, I belong in the kitchen
You better believe I'm doing it my way
LIKE A GIRL

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 5/6/2017 8:06:00 AM
Most enjoyable to read this one again.
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Date: 4/18/2017 7:05:00 PM
Amazing! Have you won a prize for this piece? If not, do submit to every contest. I am sure you will win in all. What an inspiration to all of us! Stay strong...like a girl!
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Date: 3/23/2017 11:56:00 AM
Can I use this poem as a monologue in a Talent Show at my high school? Please respond!
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Date: 2/23/2017 6:57:00 AM
A student would like to use this poem as a monologue in a high school drama competition. Please reply in regards to granting permission for this usage.
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Date: 2/16/2017 2:26:00 AM
I'm in awe of your writing skills. As a novice I can learn so much by reading your amazing body of work
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Date: 1/15/2017 10:15:00 AM
This is fabulous! When I read it in my mind it sounded much more like a slam poetry reading than how y'all read it though. Powerful and inspiring-rise up proud and strong every day, high heels or cross trainers.
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Date: 12/14/2016 6:41:00 AM
This one is epic. Very empowering towards females. Keep up the great work!
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Date: 10/11/2016 12:47:00 AM
Thank you for this. Fullll of truth in great poetic form. And, by-the-way, hope you had a Happy Birthday. Carole
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Date: 9/28/2016 3:02:00 PM
strong balance between words and imagination............... keep it up.
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Date: 9/23/2016 10:28:00 AM
very discriptive and broad-based imagintively!
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Date: 9/14/2016 3:29:00 PM
I like it. Just celebrated woman's month in August. I agree girls/women play so many roles in society.We can be natural, dominant, followers, tactful, compassionate, intelligent, beautiful, vulnerable, giving, understanding, responsible, adaptable, creative, fun loving, focused, determined.
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Date: 9/13/2016 11:56:00 PM
Amazing write!!! Lovely to hear it being read!!
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Date: 7/31/2016 8:32:00 AM
This is playful serious, complicated, simple and strong with a bit of mischevious for good measure. A tremendous example of female fabulous! Well expressed and an enjoyable read. What a dynamic duo!
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Date: 7/26/2016 1:42:00 PM
Wow, you two !! I have to admit I'm terribly envious that you have each other to share your talent, your love of poetry, and just the joy it must be to have and do things as a team! Never having had a 'sis' to call my own, ...you have something special !! And what fun it must be!!! Super talent from both of you.....amazing voices .. This makes me smile !
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Date: 7/24/2016 5:49:00 PM
Post Destroyer you destroyed this poem. You slayed it. I love love love it. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessss!!!!!
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Date: 7/24/2016 2:35:00 PM
I really loved it i know every girl that feels insecure about them selves and saw this feels much better
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Date: 7/1/2016 12:41:00 PM
Nice you got me so riled up I want to smell and taste you. NOW. Dont worry about the kitchen I'll do the cooking
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Date: 6/25/2016 9:40:00 AM
you are so talented all I can say girl you are also a "Wow!" a talented artist. hugs eve
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Date: 6/23/2016 8:12:00 PM
hey did I hear a baby once in the background? this is SO cool, you two. Are you the one speaking the most, Skat (sydney)? Or is that PD? No matter, you both have very charming voices! (the softer one sounds a wee bit like Nikko!!) Loved this.
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Date: 6/23/2016 8:12:00 PM
also fun what you did at the very end.
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Date: 6/22/2016 11:12:00 AM
Whoa! 19k++ reads?! Amazing...Hi Skat and pd! Thanks for telling me about this very cool collab, Skat -- I really enjoyed this and I have the same guess as Arild on who you are and which one is pd... this is an empowered write and I really enjoyed this very much, both poem and audio.. Truly made me smile to hear both your beautiful voices.I knew you'd say that last line at the same time! Enjoyed you talking at the end with the laugh--such sisterly love :) Thanks for listening to me as well <3<3
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Date: 6/21/2016 6:17:00 PM
A Collaborated Audio. From SKAT & PD. LOL, this was fun. Free Styling-Free Verse. We decided no do-overs. haha, So We Left The audio AS IS. :)
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Date: 6/14/2016 12:10:00 PM
Bravo! Inspirational and exhilarating.
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Date: 6/9/2016 8:48:00 PM
Just like guys, some girls are great, and some girls are small..... ;-)
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Date: 5/30/2016 8:08:00 PM
came to read again your SECOND best poem at Soup!! Luv ya and happy Memorial Day *thanks so much for supporting Susan Burch at my blog
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