W is for Woman

W is for Woman

I am woman – hear me roar,”

is what I hear so many say.

I do not roar,

I sometimes squeak

Or squeal or even growl.

At times I even purr.

In truth, mostly I am silent,

Unable to find a voice

Or words that fit

The needs that change

From day to day.

Sometimes I whisper

Into the void

Until my throat is sore,

As much as if I’d screamed.

It is not this lioness who roars.

(edited to clarify: have changed the to THIS. I know lionesses do actually roar. )

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One thought on “W is for Woman

  1. “Unable to find a voice

    Or words that fit

    The needs that change

    From day to day.”

    That describes me too. My perpetual cry is ‘Lord, what is wrong with me!’,as my spirits soar one minute, only to flounder the next.
    Keep whispering though. It may seem like a void, but God is there … I’m sure of it.

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