Bee recently posted a poem on her blog - which I particularly like. As much as this may sound awfully corny, it does remind me of myself. Woman on the outside, man on the inside (remember my geeky persona?).
Personality-wise too. Like Bee, many times I'm torn between who I am, what I should feel, and how I should behave. This poem speaks movingly of what I feel. Thought I would share it here with you, because it is simply too lovely a piece of work to be cast into oblivion. (Bee - hope you don't mind...)
I Ask God Why
Sometimes I ask God why not make me a bird;
If I were one, I will live above the earth
and be free from all cares and worries
that all humans tend to receive.
Sometimes I ask God why not make me male;
If I were one, I will have no fear
in doing the things that men should
and do them well and good.
Sometimes I ask God why made me female;
yet gave me the strengths that men fear
in a woman who is meant to be pretty,
docile, huggable and worry free.
Then God says He made me the way I am;
not an animal and not a man,
but a woman that is special in His plan
though my mind cannot comprehend.
Inspired by this heartrending confession, I couldn't resist penning a poem for Bee. And here it is, something I wrote just for her.
I know God has a divine plan
When He created woman and man
He knew that every man would need
A lovely woman to carry his seed
The Lord truly loves us all
Man or woman, we'd answer His call
Discriminate us, He does not do
Woman is His proudest tool
To love a man as his wife
Fulfilling God's will in giving life
To hold the man up when he's down
To stay by him forever and now
God made Woman for the Man
We are special in His plan
Created not only to be their strength
But to hold, love, hug and cuddle them. :)
During special moments like these Bee, I do feel that you are quite my mirror. *smile*