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I Am Only A Woman

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passing shadows
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0 posted 12-12-2009 12:54 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for passing shadows


I sometimes wonder why he married me.
Maybe it was cold and I was warm.
It was December afterall.
'Lonely' then takes a different form.

I am well aware of my faults.
I am only a woman, not a stone.
I am not a hero or a lover.
I revel the days I was alone.

How can he love me with my flip-flops,
shorts and tank-tops in 40 degrees...
with my drunken smiles, eyes of rum,
always ending up down on my knees?

I am a fugitive from justice.
I am only a woman, his wife.
I am not beautiful nor am I pure.
I am quick to give up on life.

I wonder why he puts up with me.
He knew I'd love him eventually.

Amazing how he went out on a limb,
I am only a woman
and it's enough for him.


© Copyright 2009 Dixie Lee Bullington - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-12-2009 02:14 PM       View Profile for Zeigeist   Email Zeigeist   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Zeigeist

WOW, I love the straight forward honesty in this poem. We all are the SUM of all things that we are, and aren't. Your a poet, that is for sure.

Z.
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2 posted 12-12-2009 02:40 PM       View Profile for Nancy Hardin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nancy Hardin's Home Page   View IP for Nancy Hardin

I love this one! So honest and true to life. We all have our failings, and wonder from time to time, how someone could love us. The reality is, that same someone is probably wondering how WE can love THEM. Ahhhh, life!
The Lady
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3 posted 12-12-2009 03:18 PM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady



magnificent Dixie! hard hitting but you know, you ARE bautiful...

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4 posted 12-12-2009 05:53 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

yep, that is the only part that isn't true in your poem...you are VERY beautiful
2islander2
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5 posted 12-13-2009 02:35 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

hellol Passing Shadows, your poem shows you are a very sensitive woman; a beautiful soul and an honest mind, these qualities are great and your poem is sweet and a lovely share, I adored it.

best wishes
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6 posted 12-13-2009 03:15 PM       View Profile for Rosebud1229   Email Rosebud1229   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rosebud1229

absolutely wonderful. Your feelings really come to the front. loved it. Rose
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7 posted 12-13-2009 06:10 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

hardcore (slice-of-life) 'reality' well written!

(something I could never do)

applause for this 'penning' !
Bill Charles
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8 posted 12-13-2009 11:03 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

passing shadows - written straight from your heart, and telling it like it is. Wish you well...

BC
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9 posted 12-14-2009 01:06 AM       View Profile for viking_metal   Email viking_metal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for viking_metal

He's a lucky fella.


Rum and coke is delicious.


This poem displays more self-awareness than most people develop in their lifetimes, in a few sentences.

You like people for their good qualities, but I reckon you love them for their flaws.

Love,


Paul

Fall in love early, fall in love often.

jwesley
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10 posted 12-14-2009 11:02 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

The light of you enhances the light of me, my friend, and makes us glow like fireflys in the dark...

j.
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11 posted 12-14-2009 09:59 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


Dear Dixie, please do not under estimate yourself. he is still with you for he knows

what a wonderful person you really are.
Really you are a lucky woman, Good luck
and take care. Love.

Lindsay
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12 posted 12-15-2009 12:57 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I am only a woman
and it's enough for him.

To find someone who loves us as we are... for what we are, flaws and all... How lucky you both are. *S*
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thanks friends

I do love your replies!
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He knew I'd love him eventually.

---

This touched my heart.

Love,
A
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Beauty lies within the eyes of the beholder.Its good to be loved for what we are and if there are no flaws, life would be so very boring. Beautiful write...

Prasad

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16 posted 12-17-2009 03:06 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

"I wonder why he puts up with me.
He knew I'd love him eventually.

Amazing how he went out on a limb,
I am only a woman
and it's enough for him."

~ Dixie, I seriously have tears welling up in my eyes and I have a little lump in my throat.

Yanno, we're all works in progress and to still be loved for our imperfections is truly a gift.

God bless you ~ and him!

Love,
Linda xo

www.lindadowd.com

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17 posted 12-17-2009 06:53 PM       View Profile for MorningStar   Email MorningStar   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MorningStar

There couldn't possibly be an "only" about the woman who wrote this amazing piece!  I'm sure that is what he saw.

Aenea

If I don't say it...who will?

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18 posted 12-18-2009 05:39 AM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

"I am only a woman
and it's enough for him."

Not only a woman you are, but one with the heart on the right place. You are a warmhearted beautiful soul.


Charisma

~*Theresia~*  

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19 posted 12-18-2009 11:47 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I am seriously touched by these replies

I am so thankful for PIP and the friends here.

Thank you each for the fantastic comments.
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20 posted 12-18-2009 05:34 PM       View Profile for Goldenrose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Goldenrose

Well you may be only a woman but you dont change in the way you just tell it as it is, and you will never lose your great ability as a poet either..thank you for this one Dix...

Goldenrose.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu 6th century BC.

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passing shadows,

   He must see what we see and more.  I love your writing, always have, always will.  You write with such feeling.  Good to read you again, Dixie.


              misce
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reading back on this thread, I just wanted to say thank you again.
 
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