Like A Girl

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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: 1/9/2018 8:00:00 PM
Amazing work here, Linda...I love this one... I like all the women you've listed - that was powerful. I love the conversation at the end too...lol My favorite moment of this piece - "Like a girl, I smile A smile never seen or felt before, both defined and undefined Your heart will ask and implore for more" Yes, keep smiling. You are a beautiful, empowering woman. Always, Laura
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Date: 12/18/2017 1:17:00 PM
You are so good at what you do..you inspire me ...your mind and soul ..beautiful
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Date: 11/16/2017 12:36:00 PM
WoW! You are some kinda fabulous, PD! Powerful truth elixir this Amazing Amazonian poem be. So many great lines, so many shared sentiments. Sounds like my kind of girl. Love and smiles always.
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Date: 11/13/2017 6:06:00 AM
Have a great day... Calamity! lol
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Date: 9/16/2017 3:32:00 AM
Hi there! Love your poem and was wondering if I could use it in a drama exam? Many thanks!
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Date: 8/7/2017 2:23:00 PM
I hope you're still following the comments. I was just browsing through your work found this poem. Very nice work! I plan to give it to one of my little interpers this year. They're always super good and I'll let you know how it goes. In the meantime, keep writing, no matter what! RAY
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Date: 7/6/2017 12:23:00 AM
haha witty i love
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Date: 7/1/2017 4:37:00 AM
wow.... speechless comment less
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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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