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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!~


  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!"


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