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Woman by Nikki Giovanni

Post Series: Poetry Thursday

Woman

Poem by Nikki Giovanni

 

she wanted to be a blade

of grass amid the fields

but he wouldn’t agree

to be the dandelion

 

she wanted to be a robin singing

through the leaves

but he refused to be

her tree

 

she spun herself into a web

and       looking for a place to rest

turned to him

but he stood straight

declining to be her corner

 

she tried to be a book

but he wouldn’t read

 

she turned herself into a bulb

but he wouldn’t let her grow

 

she decided to become

a woman

and though he still refused

to be a man

she decided it was all

right

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