Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,175 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

I'm Just A Woman

Oh sir, I’m just a woman
How could I understand
For you are set above me
So tall and proud and grand

Oh sir, I’m just a woman
Beneath you, I am told,
Can never be your equal
How could I be so bold

Oh sir, I’m just a woman
I’ll be subservient
Walk within your shadow
I ought to be content

Oh sir, I'm just a woman
My only real true worth
To bear you many children
Perpetuate new birth

Oh sir, I’m just a woman
I know its somewhat trite
But somewhere deep inside me
I feel it can’t be right

Oh sir, I’m just a woman
When will you ever see
That I am stood above you
You should look up to me

Oh sir, I’m just a woman
And quite as good as you
And so if you don’t like it
You know what you can do ….!

Submitted: Friday, March 29, 2013
Edited: Sunday, April 07, 2013

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One for women's lib - just a bit of fun.

Comments about this poem (I'm Just A Woman by Valerie Dohren )

  • Veteran Poet - 1,245 Points Jak Black (3/4/2015 5:48:00 AM)

    Another great write, Valerie. Humorous, yet many a true word spoken in jest. Even in this day and age women, in some cultures, are still looked upon as second class citizens. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,873 Points * Sunprincess * (1/28/2014 3:59:00 PM)

    .....somehow I think two people who love each other
    would never say I am above you...they would both
    be equals and best of the humor in this write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 282 Points Joseph Anderson (4/29/2013 12:46:00 PM)

    Perhaps to true in to much of this world. Please check my response Which I am
    posting today. You have a very telling write, worth our attention (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/29/2013 11:45:00 AM)

    A farce to the male counterpart who thinks inferior to the women your call a feminism this the right a bold message in the form of poem with a farce thank u (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points John Brown (4/22/2013 7:26:00 AM)

    Well said Val. Another chalk-mark up for those ladies. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,172 Points Sandra Feldman (4/17/2013 1:31:00 AM)

    GREAT! ! Val, did you write this or did Margaret Thacher? Just saw the film on her life, she Was as strong as the woman who wrote this poem. It was just greeat. Especially the last line You know what you can do Absolutely shocking to men's petty egos (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points David Williams (4/14/2013 12:06:00 PM)

    Hello Val, ha I love this and the strong message it contains.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (4/13/2013 10:46:00 AM)

    This is why I am married to my ship. Never a question who is in charge......Cur
    Don't worry Val, Captain knows I am in charge,
    just to proud to admit it.
    Pirate Girl (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Nader Baheri (4/6/2013 8:14:00 AM)

    great poem dear Valerie.i think its not for the fun.that s a truth.women deserve to stand even higher than men.they can be like ISIS.
    the world dont forget those great women like Marie Curie or...
    maybe its not accepted in some old traditional culturs or religions but i think God has created all people equally.
    this poem is a contrast of silhouette dismay in chauvinist societies.~nb (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points G.R. Gaus (4/5/2013 11:37:00 PM)

    Depending on which part of the world we may live this poem has much truth and value, male chauvinism once in fashion, now I see on the decline, at least where I live. Well written and the point well taken, even if it was for fun..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points David Wood (4/2/2013 3:19:00 PM)

    A lovely poem, I like your style. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 435 Points Yasmeen Khan (4/2/2013 10:36:00 AM)

    A bitter truth, we are made feel like this but I believe woman is wonderful creature on her own without being comapred to man. a good read (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 126 Points Kelvin Owusu (4/1/2013 2:10:00 AM)

    i love this, any man who believe women are beneath them are not real men, a lovely piece (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 534 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (3/31/2013 11:10:00 AM)

    Though you say it's just for fun, you have revealed a great truth and the way the poem is composed, hats off to you, Valerie! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,515 Points Neela Nath (3/30/2013 9:19:00 PM)

    It's a tragedy, that still women have to stay in this male-dominated world and have to claim for their right..I can just say- - -How long O Lord, how long? Wonderful poem Val, well-constructed, nicely rhymed, powerfully woven with the thought. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,386 Points Lyn Paul (3/30/2013 9:52:00 AM)

    Wow Valerie, Truly Amazing. You show full strength in this one and how we women admire You (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Halls (3/30/2013 9:42:00 AM)

    A nice tongue in cheek poem Val a change from your usual poems.
    That has inspired me to do I'm just a Man poem, to balance it out.
    So keep an eye out for it very soon! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,337 Points Hans Vr (3/30/2013 5:48:00 AM)

    Very well said, Val.
    enjoyed the poem very much (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,398 Points Diane Hine (3/30/2013 1:28:00 AM)

    This is a hoot! The sequel could be called 'I'm Only Human';
    first line - 'Oh God, I'm only human'. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (3/30/2013 1:01:00 AM)

    Haha, after all how tall the man is, how strong he is, how influential he is but when he was a lil he always need someone called mother...and oh a mother is a who say woman is unequal to man, all humans are meant to be someone that really important to each other..._Soul (Report) Reply

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