A Real Woman

I decided years ago
that I'd be a good woman
the kind of woman
little girls want to be
the kind average men can't conceive
those God predestines for eternity
a real woman
that's me.

I decided as a girl child
that I'd make this life worthwhile
worth carrying me to term
worth the truth to learn and discern
worth living, even if it didn't bring joy but pain
I continue my plight just the same
a real woman
that's me.

I decided to take a stand
never to be used by any man
not to welcome occasional abuse
or yield to the violence, but to be of good use
walking hand in hand with a carefully chosen
God-fearing, remarkably responsible man
a real woman
that's me.

I decided to walk this earth with pride
with hope in each stride,
lifting these beautiful brown eyes up
into miraculously created skies
surrendering my soul from dusk 'til dawn
to be empowered within my spirit without alarm
walking in peace, faithful and strong
a real woman
that's me.

I decided years ago
that I'd be a good woman
the kind of woman
little girls want to be
the kind average men can't conceive
those God predestines for eternity
a real woman
that's me.



Copyright © 2001 Latorial Faison | www.latorialfaison.com
from Secrets of My Soul (2001) by Latorial Faison