Life of a Woman – dVerse anniversary

Written for dVerse 4th anniversary. My chosen words were: 3 word that describe me love, ample, woman & 3 words that describe what I’m grateful for mother, children, life.


The life I’ve been granted as a woman is ample and solid as the land I live upon.

Ample as I am, many bonds hold me dear that of a child, care giver, parent or friend many a hat wear I as a woman.

Love is what keeps me rising and embracing the highs and lows that lay before every step.

Mother is beautiful, strong and kind and she has been gracious enough to pass those tributes down to the next generations.

Ah all the children that I did not birth, but that I guide and love with the ampleness of my heart and mind, but still carry them on the ample span of my hips.

Woman never bow your head in shame for you are strong, beautiful, kind and give life at every turn with a kiss on a brow, a meal on the fly or a table, a hug or even as simple as a kind or stern look.

Woman am I that must be creative in life to move forward through the daily tides to rise above all and show those who come behind me to shine as bright as a diamond in the sky.

Thanks for the challenge dVerse

16 thoughts on “Life of a Woman – dVerse anniversary

  1. For me, this is a beautiful song of self acceptance and self honor. The line about children especially spoke to me as someone who never had children but, as a hospice nurse, birthed people into the next phase of life.

  2. Grace Black says:

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing!

  3. kanzensakura says:

    Oh, I so love the postive images and strength in this and the gentleness as well. The last stanza is an amazing affirmation

  4. Grace says:

    I admire the strong message for womanhood and motherhood ~ Thanks for joining in ~

  5. MarinaSofia says:

    Thank you for joining in – hmmm, not sure about the 12 line count, but lines are a bit of an elastic concept and this feels more like a prose poem. Ample is a wonderful word – and I like the way you take each of the words and play them off against each others and against our expectations (the children you did not birth, ample in bonds and love etc.)

  6. A FOREST of WOMEN.. with TREES that stand-out
    STRONG if small if short or round..
    the Fire is in Heart.. who SINGS
    Tough Love so Sweet.. an Energy
    arises that none can
    as Mother Love
    in heArt of LIONESS..:)

  7. lynn__ says:

    Love your repetition of “ample woman”…she’s more than enough!

  8. C.C. says:

    I love your use of the word “ample”—it is a reminder to women to tell ourselves, “I am enough.” I think we forget to believe that. Have you heard of Brene Brown? Your words remind me of her stuff. Really great.

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