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August 11, 2013

The Woman I am

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Written by: Nydia O
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The Woman I am

Hides deep in me

Beneath the woman

I seem to be.

 

She hides away

From the stranger’s eye –

She is not known to the passersby.

 

She goes her way

The woman I seem,

But the woman I am

Withdraws to dream.

 

The woman I seem

Goes carelessly –

When loves goes by

Does not seem to see.

 

But the woman I am

Knows sudden fear…

And hides more deeply

When love draws near!

 

For love might look closely

Perhaps…and see

Her beneath the woman

I seem to be.

 

GLEN ALLEN From The Best Loved Poems of the American People. 

While walking around the piazzas of Rome, Italy, admiring the  marble statues and famous paintings, I saw this beautiful woman playing the accordion at Piazza Navona. She was selling her CD, but I never asked for her name. I only thought she looked very sexy, and my husband agreed. 

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Nydia O
A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.-Maya Angelou. La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" my life in the Rio Grande Valley. From this bi-cultural corner on the tip of Texas, I share my poems and spiritual and travel experiences. I also blog about the arts, nature and my passion for historic preservation and architecture. But most importantly, let's talk about "la vida" - living our lives - in a vacation state of mind. Contributions and comments are always welcome .




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