I am Woman

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The crows in the corn field wait to feed

 

From my flesh, they anticipate to meet their needs

 

They wait for me to fall, to fail, to admit defeat

 

But I will conquer, I am woman.

 

 

 

I stumble through the grass, the sun on my skin

 

Like hot coals on soft bronze, sweat beads on my chin

 

My toes trembling beneath, my knees about to give in

 

But I will conquer, I am woman.

 

 

 

Dark eyes determined, determined to make it through

 

My feet fall from beneath me, the crows bid me adieu

 

But with a cry, I shoo them, and rise to the sun

 

I will conquer, I am woman.

 

 

 

Step by step, the hilltop comes in sight

 

My calves swelling with blood, my neck stretched upright

 

I will not fall to the dirt, not without a fight

 

Because I will conquer, I am woman.

 

 

 

The night is cool, the sun needs rest

 

Finally, the weight is off my chest

 

I stand on my hill top, and embrace the warm dark night

 

For I have conquered, I am woman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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