The Empowered Woman

The Empowered Woman, she moves through the world
with a sense of confidence and grace.
Her once reckless spirit now tempered by wisdom.
Quietly, yet firmly, she speaks her truth without doubt or hesitation
and the life she leads is of her own creation.

She now understands what it means to live and let live.
How much to ask for herself and how much to give.
She has a strong, yet generous heart
and the inner beauty she emanates truly sets her apart.
Like the mythical Phoenix,
she has risen from the ashes and soared to a new plane of existence,
unfettered by the things that once that posed such resistance.

Her senses now heightened, she sees everything so clearly.
She hears the wind rustling through the trees;
beckoning her to live the dreams she holds so dearly.
She feels the softness of her hands
and muses at the strength that they possess.
Her needs and desires she has learned to express.
She has tasted the bitter and savored the sweet fruits of life,
overcome adversity and pushed past heartache and strife.

And the one thing she never understood,
she now knows to be true,
it all begins and ends with you.

– Sonny Carroll

One thought on “The Empowered Woman

  1. The final couplets are delightful mirrors, maybe with a puff of smoke; a litmus test of self-perception, maybe obsession, vs. the outward-looking, outwardly sensitive individual.

    The narcissist hears, “It all begins and ends with you.” and presumes someone is speaking to them, as central to the universe.

    The raw-abused hear those words, and perhaps think of “you” as their abuser, in terms of hurt, anger, or loss.

    The healing-abused maybe hear the sympathetic voice of an encouraging friend, and see the message is for both of them. This outward view is self-aware, but connecting to others in a healthy way.

    Delightful! A good post!

    Zen Bean

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