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All about women #2

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I am a woman. Simply, proudly. The colours of the earth live in my womb.

From me are born the noblest heroes. Alas, mindless fools too.

I bear the marks of love and the scars of violent childbirth. Sacrifice is my lot. Simply because I am a woman.

I am called a lady, sometimes a whore but every ship carries my flag.

I am man's desire. His nemesis. His downfall but also his greatest ally and loyal lover. The world is born from me and paradise lies at my feet.

Simply because I am a woman, a daughter of Eve..

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    Frenchie about 3 years ago

    An old piece of writing that I reshaped into a drabble :-D

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    Neville Hunt about 3 years ago

    This is superb, Frenchie! I love the concepts and the word-efficient ways you have expressed them. For a mere man, and much has been said about them, little good, it shines a piercing light into what constitutes womanhood. Brava!

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    Neville Hunt about 3 years ago

    More in this series please 🤞

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    Neville Hunt about 3 years ago

    (pls excuse my cheek, but ‘daughter’ typo in last line?)

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    firefly about 3 years ago

    I love this, Frenchie. Consise and beautiful.

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    Christopher about 3 years ago

    This is wonderful. A perfect description of woman to go along with Billy Joel's "She's Always A Woman." I always thought his line "she'll bring out the best and the worst you can be" really captured the effect a woman has on a man. And this drabble is right up there with that.

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    Jamie Clapperton about 3 years ago

    Blimey.

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    Frenchie about 3 years ago

    Neville, thanks for mentioning the typo <3. I have corrected it. I hate typos.

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    Frenchie about 3 years ago

    Thank you all for liking it. 🧡

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    Neville Hunt about 3 years ago

    You’re welcome Frenchie... but I wouldn’t want to offend...

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    Christopher about 3 years ago

    I welcome anyone spotting and pointing out a typo. I proofread out the yin yang before I post and it still happens sometimes.

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