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An enigma, I am a woman

You can never see the whole of me
'cause that's how it’s meant to be
I am an enigma
A mystery
A poem
My hardships are my own
My challenges, my sweat
My fears are my own
As I lie awake on my bed
And I hear the sounds of the night at my door
The wind bangs on my window sill
And I jump up in fright
I pull up the sheets
And cover my face
And remember my home far far away
Beyond the pastures and the moors and the rivers
And I know I will be okay
And live yet anoder day
I face the world in the morning
I smile at the office secretary
And ask her how was her night
I brace this life in all its enormity
With fear that's only my own
I fight my own battles
I nurse my own grudges
I bear my own hardships
Discreetly
And then I put some powder
And some rouge
And open the door to the world yet again
I wave
I smile
It’s a beautiful day today
I am an enigma
A woman.

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