F. J. Thomas

Feminine Intentions

Let me stand with my defiant knuckles clenched white
Let me lay with my skin clothed only by the moon
Do not move back when I pull you in and hold you tight
Do not turn your head when my angry words consume

Stand proud that from sitting at your feet I do not hide
Watch me stand proud as the wife forever behind you
Stand proud and smile at the warrior lover by your side
Watch me stand proud to be a woman God himself drew

...why? Because as a woman I can! Because as a wife I will!
Because as women we do!

Submitted: Monday, June 09, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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  • Ed Nigma (6/30/2014 4:38:00 PM)

    This poem reminds me of a wife of a Spartan Warrior! Loyal, strong, unashamed, passionate, violent and proud. (Report) Reply

    F. J. Thomas (6/30/2014 7:54:00 PM)

    Then I would wager, though of drastically different heritages, we would be great confidants ;) And I'd love to say I'm as gentle as a kitten...but I have a feeling my husband wouldn't exactly agree. Lol

  • Susan Lacovara (6/12/2014 8:32:00 AM)

    Raise strong women, respect strong women, be strong women....a saying I recently saw and can relate to your uplifting sonnet of the soul! Inspiring piece... (Report) Reply

    F. J. Thomas (6/12/2014 10:13:00 AM)

    Sorry it's taken so long to respond; this site seems unstable regardless of the device I'm on. I'm glad you like this one Susan. It's one of those that mean more to me ;)

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