You are not some Force to be dealt with You are flesh and bone Stardust I cannot lie I have to stop Just so I can look back And We will learn what it is to be human Some days we’ll live Some days we’ll laugh Others we’ll cry
Sometimes I’m weak
Sometimes I’m strong
Others I just barely have enough
We will live to lose all the love we’ve held….
So I hope you understand After our kiss and long good byes I will always – always – look back -Regardingsamuel.com
You don’t need me for this one… But I was thinking about it And I kept thinking about it This weekend as I was observing people and listening to their stories and conversations …
I saw how often we apologise Or explain ourselves….
So here we are… This is not a poem about 2020 Because, I don’t have to tell you, we won’t always be here, our lives move far beyond this year… This is about you… You don’t have to explain yourself You don’t have to make excuses, You are not a poem Your body does not fit inside the margins You are not a school dress code You are a woman And you can stand for equality And still wear makeup Or don’t You are still a woman You can start your own business You can wear lingerie and lipstick only for your partner Because it turns them on And still stand for equality
Have sex when you want
Lose your virginity when you want
Wear the dress, the shorts,
Because it makes you feel good
It doesn’t make you any less You can work out just for you You can date a girl You can dress up or dress down And you can do whatever you want and whatever makes you feel good about yourself Do it for you… You don’t need me to write this poem, I know that, but I grew up with sisters and all of my best friends were women And I just noticed how we often hesitate and feel ashamed about ourselves,and feel like we are not doing our best…and we are not authentic somehow… But the truth is … You don’t have to be the same person you were five years ago Or two minutes ago And the same things may not even turn you on … The same clothes The same food The same job You can change You can grow That’s what life is Even Nora Ephron said, You may write down today That you are a mother And five years from now Write down that you are a writer … So remember Being a feminist Standing for equality Being a human Does not have to look a certain way … You are more than all of those receipts and labels … You are more than this poem … You are – You- a woman- a life – a piece of the universe – walking among us…
Let it be comforting to know The same rays of light You see racing across the night sky The same light Burning from the sun Is burning in your eyes ——- We are older than “perfect” Perfect things And perfect places
Go out Be you Broken and whole Go out and be good. -Regardingsamuel.com