Held in the highest esteem
we raise our children
cherish our partners
honor our parents
hug our cats and dogs
yet we choose to neglect

Women are strong.
We carry children in our bodies
they cling to our spines
for ten months, not nine.

We endure scrutiny and sacrifice
at others expense
to provide shelter
we build a home.

Creating family where
there was nothing before
and the means for another to make a living.

Yet we can not seem to feel
worthy enough to value
our gifts, our talents, our frailty
when we are alone.

I sit in shame
in great numbers of company
those of us with low self esteem.




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