Girl, you’ll be a woman soon

by Devina

(Albert Lynch (Peruvian artist, 1851-1912) A Young Woman. Via Pinterest, click to see)

Girl child, listen to your mama

Listen to your daddy

You might scream and shout

But more often than not they know

What they’re talking about

Because once upon a time

They were where you are

Young, new, untried and not yet at your prime

*

Girl you’ll be a woman soon

The slick black crows

will be circling you from all sides

The world outside is a wonderful place

But like every garden, it has its snakes

They will try to woo you, lure you

With honey glazed words,

They’ll promise you the world

Stay sharp and don’t be a fool and be fooled

It’s a wild world out there,

And in it you’re just a little more than a child

*

There will come a time when your heart will race

For a man, a dangerous time girl

When your heart is yours to give and it’s all you have

I promise you that you will get hurt

But you’ll be a woman soon, you learn to fight like one

You learn the hard way if you’re not careful

But don’t give up girl, don’t let them win

Don’t let them take all what’s yours

Because girl you’ll be a woman soon

What is a woman

With out hope and a dream?

© Devina S.

6 Comments to “Girl, you’ll be a woman soon”

  1. sometimes I still experience this emotional need to be a child.. and in so many ways we need to stay as one.

  2. Lovely and all so true.

    I love “honey glazed words”. We have to make and learn from our own mistakes dont we? We all are hurt at sometime or other.

    And as Deborah says, I think we all have a need to keep that child within. 🙂

    I enjoyed this very much

    Christine

  3. Excellent poem… I love this.

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