chantelle ribeiro

(1970/10/07 / South Africa - Johannesburg)

A Woman's Strength


Lying half dead
A broken being in the gutters of life
Paralyzed by its cruelty
But in your eyes
A glimmer
A flame that slowly
builds into a raging fire
You get up
Lick your wounds
Scream your rage into the heavens
And when you are done
You dust yourself off
Believing once again
in hope
In Love
In the beauty of nature
You lift our head in defiance,
stare your enemies in the face
and say:
ENOUGH!
Woman
You are strong
Strong as the ocean tides
You are a rock
Though chipped in places
A force to be reckoned with
A woman's strength is her character
A woman's strength is her heart
A woman's strength is in her vulnerability

Submitted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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  • Chantelle Ribeiro (6/18/2011 5:04:00 PM)

    So we all get hurt, specially when you are a sensitive woman like myself... It is always quite hard to explain how that feels... the endless lonely nights of hell, going half mad with pain and paranoia, the questions that constantly haunts us even in our sleep... Waking the next morning in some kind of stupor, not knowing how we are supposed to survive the rest of the day... I guess I tried to explain a little how I used to feel every time that happened... (Report) Reply

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