Honorable Woman

6/17/10

Honorable Woman

I am an honorable woman
I live in an authentic way
Honesty suits me well
You can trust that I mean what I say

I am an honorable woman
I know when to walk away
To not take less than I deserve
If it’s not right than I won’t stay

I am an honorable woman
I am loyal to those close to my heart
Love is what gives life its meaning
Even when we are apart

I am an honorable woman
I hold myself in respect
I treat others how I wish to be treated
I never abuse or neglect

I am an honorable woman
I’m accountable for my actions
I’m responsible for my part
Of my personal interactions

I am an honorable woman
I stand up for what I believe
I want to change the world
And I don’t think that is naive

I am an honorable woman
I have faith that things will work out
I believe that God’s on my side
Even when I am in doubt

I am an honorable woman
I work as hard as I can
To maintain the standards I hold
I will not be controlled by a man

I am an honorable woman
I have a powerful voice
I use it without holding back
To proclaim my freedom of choice

I am an honorable woman
My love is both tender and fierce
I will love through pain and desire
I will love through laughter and tears

I am an honorable woman
Who continues to learn and to grow
I am an honorable woman
And should be regarded as so

© Sarah Henderson 2010

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About writingforrecovery

Sarah is a writer and poet who speaks out about issues that make people uncomfortable. Sarah advocates for causes such a sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and mental illness, and often speaks openly about her own experiences. She is determined to abolish the stigma associated with these issues and believes that it starts with people telling their stories, so she started a blog called Writing for Recovery where people can do just that. She is the author of three volumes of poetry and is currently at work on her fourth. She is convinced that there's a novel somewhere in her, and occasionally picks at the chapters so far. View all posts by writingforrecovery

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