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SHE IS WOMAN

She had risen early

To witness the alignment

Of the planets and Luna


As she gazed at the celestial miracle

Her thoughts drifted to her life


She was approaching the end

Of her 59th lap

Around the glorious Sun

And it caused her reflection


She snuggled her jumper around her

And ventured back into

The warmth of her home

Her sanctuary, her haven


So many memories

So many gifts

Some heartbreak and grief

But overall, a blessed life


She had been so many things

Daughter, sister, aunt

Mother, lover, wife

Friend, confidante, seeker

Healer, scribe, gypsy


Her body reflected her life

Laughter, tears, love,

Wild abandon,

Controlled restraint


Although saggy in parts

Deeply lined in others

She marvelled at its amazing ability

To keep her upright and stable


It had experienced love

Deep ecstasy and desire


Sadness she thought would never end

Frustration, anger,

Healing and peace


It had stretched with her growing babies

Supported, sustained, nourished

Held, cried, laughed,

Broken under the weight of loss

And still she rose


She caught herself looking back

From the depths of the looking glass

And looked deep into her own eyes


This was who she truly was

The soul behind the flesh

The consciousness that examined

And felt

Deeply


She was not the vehicle that carried her essence

She was so much deeper than that


Her eyes crinkled in the corners

As she wished herself

Many more laps around Sol


Many more connections

With those that needed

Her to share her wisdom now

It was time for her

To step fully into the Wise Woman


It was not time to hide

Or dim her offering


The time had come to shine her light

Open herself to those that would come

To show the way, walk beside

To hold the others hand

To sit and listen, in love and ease


She flicked up the volume

On the Celtic music

And danced her way

Through the rest of her day....

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