What A Woman Should Have (A Poem For All Women)


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 Sunset at Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu. (3 Feb 2007) 

Once in a while a woman needs to have a little bit of jolt in her world, stand back and re asses her life.  Nothing can be further from the truth and the following little poem will demonstrate this.

Read on.

WHAT A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

 

 A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…

enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own,
even if she never wants to or needs to…

 

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …

something perfect to wear if the employer,
or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..

a youth she’s content to leave behind…. 

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …

a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to
retelling it in her old age….

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..

a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …

one friend who always makes her laugh… and one who lets her cry…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ….

a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …

eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, 
and a recipe for a meal,
that will make her guests feel honored…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …

a feeling of control over her destiny…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

how to fall in love without losing herself..

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

how to quit a job,
break up with a lover,
and confront a friend without; 
ruining the friendship…
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

when to try harder… and WHEN TO WALK AWAY…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

that she can’t change the length of her calves, 
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..

EV ERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

that her childhood may not have been perfect…but its over…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

what she would and wouldn’t do for love or more…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

how to live alone… even if she doesn’t like it…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW.. 

whom she can trust,
whom she can’t,
and why she shouldn’t take it personally…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

where to go…
be it to her best friend’s kitchen table… 
or a charming inn in the woods…
when her soul needs soothing…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

what she can and can’t accomplish in a day…
a month…and a year…

~~~*~~~

I received the above poem from my SIL. I am not quite sure who was the original author but should any of my readers do, please let me know and I will write the proper credits.

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7 Replies to “What A Woman Should Have (A Poem For All Women)”

  1. According to my research it was Pamela Redmond Satran. It has been incorrectly accredited to Maya Angelou.

  2. This is actually a poem written by Pamela Redmond Satran that originally appeared in Glamour Magazine in 1997. If you could please spread the word that would be great. This poem has been miscredited for a LONG time.

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