MAYA ANGELOU'S' Best poem ever

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13 years 2 months ago #17632 by beedee
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...

enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own,
even if she never wants to or needs to...
something perfect to wear if the employer,
or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour....

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..


a youth she's content to leave behind....
a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...
one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....


a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family.....
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for a meal,
that will make her guests feel honored...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..


a feeling of control over her destiny...
how to fall in love without losing herself..

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


how to quit a job,
break up with a lover,
and confront a friend without;
ruining the friendship....

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents.
that her childhood may not have been perfect....but it's over....

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


what she would and wouldn't do for love or more.....
how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it....

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW.. ..


whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't take it personally...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table..
or a charming Inn in the woods...
when her soul needs soothing...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...


What she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...

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13 years 2 months ago #261996 by Isla
Replied by Isla on topic MAYA ANGELOU'S' Best poem ever
a youth she's content to leave behind - I certainly had one of those once and was very glad to go away and leave him! Bad mannered little git.

that she can't change the length of her calves - but I have! They used to be quite little short cattle and now they're much longer. That's the whole point of selective breeding: change for the better.

:D

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13 years 2 months ago #261998 by Westermans
that is a lovely poem nd i know just the woman to send it too, she is having a tough time as a nurse right now...may put things back into perspective for her :) thankyou Beedee for sharing that one :)

Multitasking is my speciality:-)
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13 years 2 months ago #262022 by beedee
Ohh Isla, only you could twist it all around and bring in the LSB aspect.. and Im going from tall calves to little short fellas with evil minds.. sumfink none of the Dexter folk have revealed.. as long as you had a juicy past, whatever fruit that might have been!!!!!!!

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13 years 2 months ago #262025 by Inger
Yes, I'm afraid that some Dexters can use their intelligence for bad, rather than good. ;) Eventually they grow up and mellow out. :)

45 hectares between Whangarei and Paparoa
Herd of Registered Dexter cattle
New Hampshire Red poultry & Dorking poultry and Sicilian Buttercup poultry
Pilgrim Geese, Appleyard Ducks.
Polled Wiltshire Sheep, both black and white
An old Heading Dog called Lad and a cat called Pusscat,

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