Woman



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To the pretty girls, running slow

Who let us steal playground kisses

To smiling eyes that seem to know

How to encourage loving wishes

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To the maidens, fair and lovely

Who easy win our needy hearts

To the Gods realmed above me

Who perfected the gendered art

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To your parents who raised you well

Who gave you your inner strength

To those who find their love in life

Regardless of the gifted length

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To every painted flirtatious eye

Who can make a man fall

To all the women in our world

Who bring beauty to it all

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I offer only a humble thanks

That you are exactly who you are

For an imagined world without you

Is a night sky without the stars

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Comments
14 Responses to “Woman”
  1. beth says:

    Sweet ode to the feminine

  2. jonicaggiano says:

    Oh my, I am afraid to admit I was one of those little girls on the playground who had a little boyfriend in the second grade, is that awful. We did kiss a couple of times and I remember him still. This is so lovely Brad, I am crazy about every single line but these just took me right back to that playground my friend:

    “To the pretty girls, running slow
    Who let us steal playground kisses
    To smiling eyes that seem to know
    How to encourage loving wishes”

    Bravo – seriously, just love this. Thanks for these sweet memories. Love and hugs from Jonikins

  3. petespringerauthor says:

    When I was a kid, we used to leave a May basket filled with goodies on a special someone’s doorstep, ring their doorbell, and run. The tradition was that the girl was supposed to catch you and give you a kiss. I think that was the point I learned not to run away too fast. 😍

  4. kristianw84 says:

    Oh, Brad! This is lovely! 😍

  5. Great poem, love it as I have been greatly impressed, amused and inspired by many women

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