Skip to main content

I AM A WOMAN by Jacqueline Coote

People ask me what I write about and why…

It's easy: Women are faced with difficult decisions every day and particularly those who are now alone, either by being empty-nested, widowed or divorced. I believe that we are in a time when a woman has to stand strong. Whether we are young or in our sixties, seventies or beyond, we women need to build our self-esteem and encourage one another to follow our passions. And this is why I write: To inspire and encourage women of all ages to do just that.

I think we women deserve a break! We spend our entire life taking care of others. We always think of others—which is not a bad thing—but there comes a time in our lives when we have to make room for 'us'.

So I ask all women reading this today: What types of things do you enjoy doing in your life, that you have been prevented from doing over the years or because the circumstances were not right? Well, your time to do them is now.

This poem is from my latest book and debut at poetry: “Enlighten, Encourage and Inspire: A Woman’s Approach to Life’s Meaning”. I write my stories and poems to support the interests of those women who want to succeed and who have a strong desire to follow their hearts. That is the spirit of this poem. 
Watercolor painting: "Spring's Glory" by Jackie Coote

I Am A Woman
by Jacqueline Coote

I am a woman
Simple, yet, not plain

A Lady, not just a dame

A woman, who will be there
Although we are apart

A woman who has unconditional
Love in her heart

A woman who has a lot to give
For as long as you live

I’m a woman
Who stands proud and tall

I’m a woman
Who has been though it all!

(Poem originally published here)
Still-life Watercolor capping by the author, Jackie Coote


Jacqueline Coote: Author of Women's Fiction, watercolor painter, and crochet crafter. Jacqueline believes that you can do anything you put your mind to! For it is only now in her later years, after raising her children and retiring from her career that Jacqueline has fulfilled her own dreams of writing and painting. And, in the process, she is passionate about encouraging other women to do the same. Jackie hopes that her books will give her readers the self-confidence, self-esteem and inspiration to do what they have always dreamed of doing.  You can find her books here, view her crochet work here, or connect with her on Facebook here.


~If you are interested in seeing your poetry appear in this blog, or submitting a poem by a woman that has inspired you, please click here for submission guidelines. I greatly look forward to hearing from you!~

Comments

  1. I especially love these lines,
    "I’m a woman
    Who stands proud and tall

    I’m a woman
    Who has been though it all!"

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

I AM STILL HERE by Janavi Held

EDITOR'S NOTE:

This was composed by a very gifted and beautiful soul: a regular contributor to our poetry project, and dear friend of mine, Janavi Held, whose life is gradually being taken from us by an incurable illness. She has been suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Internal Adhesions for six painful years now, and neither her insurance nor the government healthcare will help her. She reaches out to us, her sisters, as a last plea. This is a poem she wrote yesterday on her birthday, in which she offers us the gift of her friendship. May it touch your generous hearts and inspire you to reach out to her in her plight.


Dear Friends,

The last time I was able to leave the house was by ambulance on my way to the hospital. After many long hours in the emergency room I was admitted and taken upstairs. After everyone left I sat on the hospital bed, knees to chest, bracing my body against the pain and trembling.

The light of this cold day was fading. I turned my eyes to the la…

IMAGINE A WOMAN by Patricia Lynn Reilly

This poem invites you to look upon yourself with loving kindness…
Gazing at your own true reflection, you will discover that everything you have longed for “out there” is already within you! I invite you to love your creativity fiercely. Faithfully plant seeds, allowing under-the-ground dormant seasons, nurturing your creative garden with love and gratitude. In the fullness of time, the green growing things thrust forth from the ground. It's a faithful, trustworthy process. AND it takes time and patience.  Blessed is the fruit of your creative womb! I invite you to trust your vision of the world and express it. With wonder and delight, paint a picture, create a dance, write a book, and make up a song. To give expression to your creative impulses is as natural as your breathing. Create in your own language, imagery, and movement. Follow no script. Do not be limited by the customary way things have been expressed. Your creative intuition is original. Gather all of life into your inner c…

DEPRESSION by Veronica Carpenter

Depression
Here goes my vulnerability A heart on a sleeve The typical person who looks at me May not see the same me that I live with daily The mind in the air, swirling with possibility When the darkness rallies/gathers/swirls When I am left to solitude This paper-thin garb unzips Here comes depression          
No I don’t want to advertise So flash a smile Those who are close get to see Through the veil, it’s really not that thick Circumstances in life like to stab at the rib Stumble, fall behind the door Shut out the world Feelings well and weigh down Strength hidden deep in the core So deep that sometimes it’s forgotten Here comes the darkness My old friend Sweeping through my every move  Doubts, fears, un-named masked men Oozing like honey, sticking to everything
Patience is required to get on this ride There is a cycle but its pattern is unknown Slowly my gift will unwrap itself Stay on the path Coming back to that which never truly left me Just laid sleeping out of exhaustion from the fight Dormant in winter…