I’m Not Strong


Don’t tell anyone but
I am not strong
I don’t feel strong.
So I guess I’m not
Strong is for other women.
Women who take charge and fly airplanes and march in protests
who never bounce a check
who are not concerned with age lines or fabric softeners or 3003
recipes for hamburger
women who hunger, burn for injustice
women who have a talk show

I can’t even talk to my plants

I look strong
“they” think I am
But I’m not.
I don’t want anyone to know that
I think I’ll just stay here, stay small.
Maybe I could get strong
I’d better not…


About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. Not.....me. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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One Response to I’m Not Strong

  1. jadia4708au says:

    lovely poem ……I look strong
    but it is wrong
    i can not sing a song
    or remain among

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