I am not a poet, I am a woman
And yet my presence brings
Men down to their knees,
Begging for a taste.
A taste of exhilaration.
I am not a poet, I am simply a woman.
And yet I make flowers bloom with my laugh
I am not a poet, I am a woman.
My thoughts bring passion and madness across globes
My cries are heard for generations to come
And centuries of ruling fall down at my cries.
I am a creature of power and they still
Tell me that I am just a woman.
I am more of a poet than Shakespeare.
My words, no matter if in my mother tongue,
Scream at the walls that stand before them.
My presence sends men down to their knees,
Not begging for a taste but for forgiveness.
Because they shall rue the day they call me simply a woman.
* “I am not a poet, I am simply a woman” is quoted from the 2019 Little Women movie
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