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Angela Davis

Rookie (1976 / USA)

For Every Woman


This is for every woman
that cries herself to sleep
that lies alone in bed at night
that stays awake, unable to sleep

This is for every woman
that is scared of being hurt again
that has been left behind, heartbroken
that needs to be given something to believe in

This is for every woman
that needs to feel wanted
that wants to feel desirable
that feels like no one even cares

This is for every woman
that has loved another freely
that shows how much she cares
that accepts others for who they are

You are beautiful.
Everything will be okay
if you can believe in yourself.
But most of all, please love yourself.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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  • Rookie Alexia Sohr (8/12/2006 6:27:00 PM)

    This wonderfully empowering, insprational poem truly is for Every Woman. Every Woman should read it, and feel its message. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Francesca Johnson (8/10/2006 1:12:00 AM)

    I totally agree, as you will see in the few words of my 'biography.' Your message is clear, and confident. I hope every woman poet reads this!

    Love, Fran xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ananya S (8/9/2006 11:50:00 PM)

    Wonderful...As a woman I felt like it was just written for me...Thank you Angela
    Ananya (Report) Reply

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