The women of this place  

curious082385 31F
4230 posts
5/18/2006 4:18 am

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The women of this place

I look around me and I see...

...The deep wells of fear and humiliation...from , from abuse...bruises on cheeks and souls that have borne the blows of fists.

...The ravages of grief...from loss, from death...tears of sadness and mourning.

...The self-doubt...left behind from rejection, from being "cast-aside"...the trembling cautiousness of looking in the mirror.

...The physical scars...from illness, from injury...and the deeper ones they leave on the heart.

In my mind's eye, I see women pushed, kicked or falling to the ground...to lay there...fragile and alone.


But then I see...

...the hidden strength, the iron-will as this fallen, fragile woman lifts her head and pushes herself to her feet again.

...the determination to take the first step forward, to breathe, to live again.


I look at the women here and I see fighters. I see survivors.
Beautiful, proud and strong.
With scars and battle wounds that speak of experience and hard-earned knowledge.
With eyes that have seen the darkness and now shine with the certainty that it can be endured.
I look around me and see women I am honored to stand beside...goddesses, queens and angels.



elysianpleasure 47M

5/18/2006 4:35 am

I have met so many beautiful women in this place... (and I don't mean in the biblical sense).

Beautiful post... so true.


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:24 am:
There are so many wonderful women here. It is beautiful to see the stories.

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
5/18/2006 5:01 am

Beautifully written. And so true! I am amazed daily at the strength and wisdom that I find here.


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:25 am:
Yes, you read stories of what some of us have come through...and yet there is still so much good here too.

GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11238 posts
5/18/2006 5:11 am


beautiful post

by a beautiful person


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:27 am:
You are one of the ones it was written about, you know that right?

MysteryDreamer 57F

5/18/2006 5:15 am

I see the same thing........I lived the same thing.....I was knocked to the ground and cried plenty of tears, its amazing what a man can do to you. But, I picked myself back up. I thought I was alone, till I started blogging. It is good to know I am not alone, that someone feels my pain also. I am honored and amazed at the strength of these women.
Hugs


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:30 am:
"its amazing what a man can do to you..."

Yes, it is, isn't it? Although, as much pain as they have caused me, it has made me stronger and more sure of myself...and for that I'm grateful.

Nightguy_1961 55M
4866 posts
5/18/2006 5:49 am

curious,

You need to add yourself to that list of goddesses, queens, and angels...because you all of that rolled into one...

Just my opinion....

NG61....slipping back into the shadows....


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:31 am:
*scuffs at the ground, blushing bright red*

GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11238 posts
5/18/2006 6:18 am

    Quoting Nightguy_1961:
    curious,

    You need to add yourself to that list of goddesses, queens, and angels...because you all of that rolled into one...

    Just my opinion....

    NG61....slipping back into the shadows....

~ sighz ~ thank you .... I almost said the same but didn't dare....

now we can both run....


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:32 am:
No need to run...I'm too busy being embarrassed to come after you.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
5/18/2006 6:22 am

Oh and you do, you have earned your spot as well, remember that


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:34 am:
As have you.

toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
5/18/2006 6:32 am

Yes.
In every doorway a heartache.
I smile through my tears too.


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:35 am:
That's what strength is really...smiling through the tears.

rm_kelli4u2dew 41F
5220 posts
5/18/2006 8:19 am

Hugs.


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:39 am:
And hugs to you too...

rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
5/18/2006 1:43 pm

OH babygirl, this is SO BEAUTIFUL and powerful and well done. And yes, I feel that way as well. Including standing beside you.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:40 am:
You are one of the best ones on here...part of a group of wonderful women that I love getting to know.

MaggiesWishes 59F

5/18/2006 2:02 pm

Extra Warm Huggies to ya little lady.

We are never alone. All we have to do is speak out, reach out and know how to accept within.


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:44 am:
"All we have to do is speak out, reach out and know how to accept within."

I love that...it's beautiful.

caressmewell 53F

5/18/2006 7:28 pm

This is simply awesome!! There are many survivors here and I am proud to here blogging with them and you


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:46 am:
Yes...very proud to stand by such people.

seek_u_topia 50M

5/18/2006 7:34 pm

I look around me and see women I am honored to stand beside...goddesses, queens and angels.

I see those same goddesses, queens and angels. It's nice to be in such company...very


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:46 am:
They are wonderful aren't they?

KC_JJ 53M

5/18/2006 8:22 pm

oftentimes having seen that darkness you speak of is what indeed has built that strength you also mention

MMM [ MMM


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:54 am:
Yes, very much so. Like I said to Mystery, as much as it hurt, I learned so much from it too. The lessons and the strength that came from it...I wouldn't change that.

redlipsprincess
(Princess Lips)
51F

5/19/2006 12:53 am

the sistas here are special

TTFN


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:54 am:
Yes they are!

southrnpeach333 50F

5/19/2006 8:08 pm

I felt such a release when I came here a saw I was surrounded by women who would understand the pain of experience. But the good thing that I came away from my experience is that I was tested and I proved to myself that I was a survivor and I could triumph over it. Just as the other women here have done.


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:57 am:
Exactly. Any challenge that comes up now, you know you can do it because of all the other things you know you have faced.
And it is such a relief to know how many people here can understand. I got more help from this place then I ever did from therapy.

Seriously_Real 48M

5/21/2006 8:22 am

i am weeping....yes. you are so right....

--seriously


curious082385 replies on 5/22/2006 2:57 am:
How come you always end up leaving my blog in tears? I don't mean to, I promise. It just seemed the right time to write this.

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