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Dear wonderful women, a day late but still so relevant. #EmbraceEquity

She sat at the back and they said she was shy
She led from the front and they hated her
They asked her advice and then questioned her guidance
They branded her loud then were shocked by her silence

When she shared no ambition, they said it was sad
So she told them her dreams and they said she was mad
They told her they鈥檇 listen then covered their
And gave her a hug whilst they laughed at her fears

And she listened to all of it thinking she
Be the girl they told her to be best as she
But one day she asked what was best for
Instead of trying to please everyone

So she walked to the forest and stood with the trees
She heard the wind whisper and dance with the leaves
And she spoke to the willow, the elm and the
And she told them what she鈥檇 been told time after time

She told them she felt she was never enough
She was either too little or far, far too much
Too loud or too quiet, too fierce or too weak
Too wise or too foolish, too bold or too meek

Then she found a small clearing surrounded byfirs
And she stopped and she heard what the trees said to her
And she sat there for hours not wanting to
For the forest said nothing, it just let her



This year International Women鈥檚 Day 2023 also fell on World Forest Day,

The poem is in the collection Talking to the Wild by Becky Hemsley
Coralmist41-45, F
I recently stumbled on that powerful 馃挏馃挄 Ty for sharing!!!
馃槍that was beautiful
But then if she had met a cat, it would have told her: dontcha worry, just do your thing.
Piper61-69, F
I love this poem, and appreciate you sharing it...thank you.
Beautiful. 馃
this was both insightful and beautiful .
Thankyou for posting this馃挏

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