Nasra Al Adawi

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A Woman Like Me - Poem by Nasra Al Adawi

I have the will,
To touch the sky
And I do not need any wings
Enabling me to reach that high
Defeat has no definition in my brain
I have the aspiration; I’m set to seize that dream
A woman like me, will reach that far and many miles more..

Maybe, you will find tears
Held in my eyes
Or falling like river
On a terrain of my face
It’s a momentum relief
Giving no answer to resolve the grief
I gather myself
In dignity I embrace
A woman like me, had learned to stand beyond any calamity

Comments about A Woman Like Me by Nasra Al Adawi

  • Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (3/18/2008 3:25:00 AM)

    women are the pillar of men.......... (Report) Reply

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  • (5/30/2005 11:19:00 PM)

    Dear Nasra, really this poem is thought provoking, the poetic persona whether the actual you or an imagined one- is a mellowed feminine voice- quite unlike the phase it has reached in developed societies or cultures. The bold will to assert one's self is really admirable.
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  • (5/16/2005 7:23:00 AM)

    My God! ! Nasra, This poem is really really beautiful. The way you say things and loved it more cus it's about us women. Loved it. Good job Nasra,

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  • (5/11/2005 10:40:00 AM)

    Very uplifting. Admiringly, GS (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (3/26/2005 3:43:00 AM)

    lovely poem,
    this haiku inspired by your poem:

    mom tells daughter
    to give herself
    a good cry
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 24, 2005

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