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I stand in awe of courageous women Brave women who have broken out Thrown off the shackles of domination Said there is more to life, I deserve it Who speak passionately without fear And are willing to die for a just cause. I stand in awe of thoughtful women Who raise their children with values Teaching them to do what is right Admonishing them when necessary Realizing they are molding the future. I stand in awe of strong women Who claim their rightful place in life Teaching by excellent example Unafraid to be bold when bullied. I stand in awe of gracious women Who stand tall and wear a smile Who are admired for their presence. I stand in awe of talented women Who sing, dance and make us laugh. I stand in awe of my mother!
Written May 16, 2022 Submitted to “Fascination and Awe” Poetry Contest Sponsored by Jeff Kyser [The title doesn't really fit my poem, but I can change it after the contest]

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Date: 5/17/2022 2:16:00 PM
"I stand in awe of strong women Who claim their rightful place in life Teaching by excellent example" What a lovely tribute to ALL women!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/17/2022 2:49:00 PM
Thanks, Caren. Of course I had my mom in mind when I wrote this one.
Date: 5/17/2022 6:25:00 AM
Dear Milton, your poem paying tribute to women, and especially your Mom, is fascinating! truly enjoyed, and sending to my faves. Best wishes ~ mala
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/17/2022 7:00:00 AM
Well, thank you so very much, Mala. I appreciate your affirming comment.
Date: 5/16/2022 8:32:00 PM
So beautifully written, with warmth and appreciation in every line, Milton. A remarkable contest entry. Evelyn
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/17/2022 7:00:00 AM
Thanks, Evelyn. It was a joy to write, and I hope it will do well in the contest.
Date: 5/16/2022 4:47:00 PM
How lovely it is to read this poem Milton, your appreciation of the good traits women possess is wonderful and your mother must be very proud of you… Belle
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/16/2022 6:58:00 PM
Thanks, Belle. I suppose she would be, but she passed on when I was fifteen years old. She's in my mind and heart everyday though.
Date: 5/16/2022 4:40:00 PM
It got my attention. Either title will do just fine. Great tribute to strong women, Milt. I totally agree with your poem. A poet friend in Texas, Bill
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/16/2022 6:58:00 PM
Thanks so much, Bill, for your affirming comment.
Date: 5/16/2022 1:53:00 PM
a beautiful and very moving poem, milton!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/16/2022 4:09:00 PM
Thanks so much, Ilene. I really appreciate your comments.
Date: 5/16/2022 1:02:00 PM
and I admire you for bringing to light those qualities we, as women, strive for. I hope I can live up to just a speck of light in your eyes, Milt.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 5/16/2022 2:13:00 PM
You're very welcome, Milt. I should be thanking you for your response, so "Thank you." I've sent you mail.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/16/2022 1:37:00 PM
Oh, believe me, you do, Jenna. Every one of your poems brightens my day, and your comments are always gentle, yet bold; forthright, but fair. Thanks for commenting on my poem.
Date: 5/16/2022 11:21:00 AM
Nicely done, Milt, with your shining revelation attributed to your mom. It's quality penning deserving a righteous placing my friend, Aloha~William
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 5/16/2022 12:59:00 PM
Thanks, William. The title he wants didn't exactly fit, but I figured I could change it after the contest. I appreciate your thoughtful and kind comment.