Saturday, January 05, 2008

I AM....

"I AM" is what the pink says. However, it almost looks like "I AW" or rather "I AWE" which works also. When I look at all the things I do/am during the day, it makes me tired sometimes and makes me energized others.

I am identifying myself as a writer and artist now. Primarily, I am a mother. I am also a woman, wage-earner, airline reservationist, cook, bottle washer, laundress, seamstress and handy woman.

I am also a creator, a knitter, a reader and gardener. Dog-walker and pet feeder.

I am a walker/hiker, grocery shopper and TV watcher.



  1. I like I AWE....because for all that you do and all that you are...and all that you are should be in awe with your true self!! LOL...

  2. Your post brought to mind this poem!

    by Maya Angelou

    Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
    I'm not cute or built to suit a model's fashion size
    But when I start to tell them
    They think I'm telling lies.
    I say
    It's in the reach of my arms
    The span of my hips
    The stride of my steps
    The curl of my lips.
    I'm a woman
    Phenomenal woman
    That's me.

    I walk into a room
    Just as cool as you please
    And to a man
    The fellows stand or
    Fall down on their knees
    Then they swarm around me
    A hive of honey bees.
    I say
    It's the fire in my eyes
    And the flash of my teeth
    The swing of my waist
    And the joy in my feet.
    I'm a woman
    Phenomenal woman
    That's me.

    Men themselves have wondered
    What they see in me
    They try so much
    But they can't touch
    My inner mystery.
    When I try to show them
    They say they still can't see.
    I say
    It's in the arch of my back
    The sun of my smile
    The ride of my breasts
    The grace of my style.
    I'm a woman
    Phenomenal woman
    That's me.

    Now you understand
    Just why my head's not bowed
    I don't shout or jump about
    Or have to talk real loud
    When you see me passing
    It ought to make you proud.
    I say
    It's in the click of my heels
    The bend of my hair
    The palm of my hand
    The need for my care.
    'Cause I'm a woman
    Phenomenal woman
    That's me.


    Hugs, Maralena


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