Modern Poems · Modern Spirit

Birthday Poem: The Woman I am

The woman I am, is very ordinary, but an uncommon sort. 
The woman I am, is a rebel, so intense but never impulsive.
The woman I am, is a foolish dreamer, spunky and shrewd.

The woman I am, is neither a dangerous seductress nor your girl next door. 
I am the white moonlight shyly beaming through you wintery windows, and 
the red birthmark engraved in your memories in all earthy reincarnations. 
I follow your fate, my fate, and the sun's orbit, but I fight my own battles. 

I am marching alone, but there are a hundred thousand warriors behind me. 
I am fire and ice; I am kindness and cruelty; I am merciful and unforgiving;
I am sensual not exactly sexual; I am spiritual but despise the empty soul talks;
I can be your rose at times, I can be your pain often, I can be your one soulmate;
I am whoever I wish for I am the dictatorial Queen of my story, God's favourite.
I am a Christmas dandelion, soft like dove feathers and white like alyssum flower
I am high as the tip buds of the golden glow and low as the sweet meadow of earth. 
I belong to the sky, the water, the mountain, the brightest Christmas star tonight,
Oh Beloved, Make your wish this Christmas and you will make it come true for us.

43 thoughts on “Birthday Poem: The Woman I am

  1. Happy Birthday Annabel!!! I raise my glass in a toast, to a precious and lovely lady whose artistry and presence make moments magic!

    Like a delicate flower of Christmas which no wind of winter can undo, each layer of your life shared through heartfelt poetry glows as petals of a magnificent blossom to be embraced, cherished. Like a fine wine which gets better with age, so it is with you, a strong woman whose extraordinary beauty is timeless, enduring.

    Your Christmas tree looks wonderful, though it is you which is truly a work of art! I wish for you much love, laughter and happiness ahead, and welcome every opportunity to share your beautiful smile. You are a gift to the world, and a joy to me. Merry Christmas dear friend, and to Spruce, too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Wow, yours is a masterpiece of compliments!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿฅณ Thank you sooo much, Phil! Your kindness and generosity of good words are happily received and much appreciated! ๐Ÿ’

      And yes, the Christmas tree looks better this year (I bought a new one in new apartment ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜ƒ). Wish you endless success, comfort, and joy in everything you do! Santa is keeping an eye on you!๐Ÿฅณ Spruce says Hi to you!

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      1. You make it easy, dear Annabel, as sharing compliments with one as lovely as thee brings me joy and flows naturally.

        You’re most welcome & thank you for your kind wishes, sweet friend, with which I reciprocate. Please say hello to Spruce, and have a great week! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ€

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  2. Happy birthday Annabel! My best wishes to you under my heart.
    I read your excellent poem regarding yourselve, the woman you are today. It’s an amazing poem full of feelings and thoughts.
    I have fully respect to your personality, my friend.
    Go on! Enjoy your life, your moments with your lovely persons close to you.
    You deserve it.

    P.S. Spruce is a little reasure! Lovely!

    Merry Christmas to you all, Annabel.

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    1. Thank you so much, my friend! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿฅณ Your visit and message are great gifts to me! Very Glad you liked the poem!

      Although I didnโ€™t expect to spend all day out, my Christmas brunch stretched to a full day hanging out with close friends๐Ÿ˜…๐ŸŽ„. A wonderful day for me anyway. Wishing you great happiness in life and great success in 2023! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

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      1. I hold your kind wishes, Annabel and I really, thank you very much.
        We need a new year with health, peace, justice, humanity and love.
        Spending time with lovely friends is something special. Well done.

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      2. You are so right! We need a brand new year with new energy and positivity. I only feel lucky to have spent the holiday season home, warm and comfortable. But many others are notโ€ฆ.

        Sending good thoughts and best wishes your way! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚Happy 2023!

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    1. Thank YOU, Devang! I am very happy to read your message as I havenโ€™t seen you for a long time. Hope you are very well blessed these days and wish you a bright future ahead! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ‘

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      1. I’m good actually.
        Last blog of yours didn’t have comments on so it was impossible to comment.
        I hope you are well.
        How’s things for you?
        How’s your health?
        How’s everything?๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒ€โœจ

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      2. Great to hear you are doing well! I am also well, just a bit busy lately and didnโ€™t have much time blogging๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Sometimes I turned off the comment section when multitasking ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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    1. Thank you so much for the great wishes! Spruce and I are glad by your visit!๐Ÿฅณ And yes, the velvet dress is indeed dark purple with a bit of dark wine red๐Ÿคช๐ŸŽ„. Merry Christmas and happy 2023!

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  3. Happy birthday Annabel! Such a powerfully written poem for such a momentous day as this! I heartily thank you and Spruce for the Christmas wishes and wish you both a very merry Christmas in return ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿฅณ. Hope weather is not too bad where you are and wish you a wonderful holiday season.
    (I have awoken from eating so much food ๐Ÿ˜‚ since I decided to challenge my younger brother for Christmas, hilariously questioning my decision now ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Happy holiday season, Nelson! Thank you so much for leaving your kind message! I am lucky to have left the US east coast three months ago and escaped the snowstorm๐Ÿ˜†. Last Christmas was actually very warm thereโ€ฆ. Things can change so quickly๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽ„.

      You might want to take a long walk to excise out the calories, haha. Being a bit silly once a year is called playful ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿฅ‚! Spruce says Hi!

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      1. You’re welcome Annabel! Thankful to hear you’re away from the snowstorm ๐Ÿ˜€ indeed things can change so quickly. its crazy ๐Ÿ˜„

        ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I know right, soon as the sun comes out I shall take a walk and think of your poetry. I say hello back to Spruce ! I adore cats and I love that you have Spruce with you! With you I feel he will have a wonderful home ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Thank YOU, Nelson! So kind of you saying that! Spruce was a very shy kitten ๐Ÿฑand got frightened easily. Looks like a traumatized childhood affected both humans and cats the same ways ๐Ÿ˜‚. He is opening up slowly now.๐Ÿคช

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      3. ah I see, yes I think it does, how its effects can linger across one’s life. I’m glad Spruce found you, your understanding and kindness and sharing healing together. I’m glad he is opening up slowly! I am eager to hear what personality he will show with you. Cats can be so amazing and intriguing.

        and may I take this chance to wish you and Spruce a very happy and prosperous new year. I’m so thankful for you Annabel, for yet another year of getting to chat with you my friend and how I wish all the very BEST for you always! ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Š

        Cheers to this new year โ˜•โ˜•๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

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      4. Happy 2023, Nelson! Your kind wishes have been delightfully received and appreciated! Spruce has a personality just like me๐Ÿ˜…. No wonder we found each other๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‚โ€ฆโ€ฆ

        Looking forward to the new yearโ€™s adventure and wish you the best life has to offer!๐ŸŒป

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! My kitten is very shy and needs lots of encouragement. Looks like youโ€™re a very experienced cat owner ๐Ÿ˜†. Wow, Eleven years! I hope he has been cultivated keen interest in music with you๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

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  4. Happy Birthday, Annabel! ๐Ÿ’— You are a celebration and worthy to be celebrated๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚A lovely depiction of what you are at any given moment! However, there is something my mind perceive you to be A Queen, that creates melodies with her dance and words! A presence that is captivating, daring and challenging ๐ŸฅฐYou are earthly yet divine and truly one of a kind! You are medicine and yet are you are still healing! You are adventure and yet still exploring๐Ÿ˜ƒShould I stop๐Ÿคช Okay! I end with Annabel the Amazing! Happy New Year๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚

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    1. Your kind and generous compliment has made my day, Tony! Thank you for being so thoughtful and wonderful in all your communications! This poem was written in a way thatโ€™s unusually bold, compared to my normal writings๐Ÿ˜‚. But given the fact that it was my birthday, Iโ€™d love to โ€œshow offโ€ a bit๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿฅณ to acknowledge the life challenges I have overcome so far.

      Your comment is reassuring! Thank you again, Tony! And you too, enjoy the magical 2023 ahead!๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฅ‚

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