Noemi Lee

Rookie (2006)

Femme - Poem by Noemi Lee

I would never ever want to be a boy.
I have many reasons, and yet none at all.
And isn't that how something is solidified?

I enjoy being a girl
I like smelling nice
like baby powder
nutmeg
vanilla
no one wonders if I'm 'funny'

I like my smaller hands
I couldn't have these hands as a man
without people wondering
about the size of...
other things

I like being able to know the difference
between puse and pink
and I like not being made fun of
because of it

I love the way my mind works

I like being able to:
express my emotions freely
write madly
talk about recipes incessantly
stare at pretty things
enjoy all kinds of art-
no holds barred
without being thought of as a 'wuss'

I like being able to read people
I like being able to decipher one emotion from another
I like being able express those emotions
without any special training

I like the softness of my skin
the curve of my hips
and the shape of my lips
I like being vain about my hair

I like being able to make a dollar
out of 15 cents...

I love being able to remember where things are.

I love knowing that if I am a mother one day,
I could be the influence of a nation.

A Nation

I love being a girl!
Did I say that yet?

Sometimes,
I feel sorry for the guys
they have it rough.


Comments about Femme by Noemi Lee

  • (9/8/2006 7:49:00 PM)


    That was a great poem. I could really relate (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 28, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 20, 2010


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