A good friend of mine shared a really powerful poem with me that I wanted to share, as it – like other poems or quotes I’ve posted here – felt really significant to me, and is something I need to remember myself. Here it is:

One Flaw In Women

Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.

They don’t take “no” for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what
makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their
family and friends.

Women have vital things to say
and everything to give.


So true – it’s so easy to discount how I treat those that I love, how I act in relationships and friendships for just something you do in a relationship, but it IS significant and shouldn’t be forgotten or discounted. I am worth it, I need to remember that, especially whenenver I enter another relationship. I shouldn’t take a backseat to “us” – it should be me, him, and us – all equal.

Short post for today, but I don’t think this poem needs much commentary. On another note, I had a nice afternoon today, taking the afternoon off for a little pampering a la new hairstyle (not drastic, just a few tweaks!) and some fun highlights for summer. Feeling refreshed. Let’s see how long this lasts 😉