Poetry Friday ~ Women’s Day!

8 Mar

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Every day should be “Women’s Day”––just saying! There’s nothing more glorious than women supporting and encouraging other women. Sadly, too many women fail to understand that every time a woman succeeds it’s great for all of us. As intelligent, mindful women we need to start celebrating each other’s achievements––like men do.

Let’s put aside our petty jealousy and envy, it doesn’t do anyone any good. And stop judging, because whenever you criticize someone it leaves you open for criticism and believe me, there’s always something you can be criticized for. None of us are perfect.

Healthy competition is fine, because it pushes us to grow and be better, but there’s no need for meanness or backstabbing. Instead, we can all try to be the best we can be, while supporting and helping each other to succeed. 

 

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”

~Zen Shin

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Painting by Yvonne Coomber

Teacher

Firm boss lady

A nurturing mother

A woman can wear many hats

with love

 

 

It’s “Poet’s Choice of Words” this week. (Affection & Female)

*The catch is that we can only use the synonyms to these words in our poems.

Colleen hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called, Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge every Tuesday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree or Cinquain poem. She is an author and poet, and also does book reviews and so much more on her blog. Be sure to check it out.

Enjoy your day!

65 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Women’s Day!”

  1. balroop2013 March 8, 2019 at 1:47 pm #

    A perfect poem for a perfect day! Love that quote too.
    Happy International Women’s Day Vashti.

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    • Vashti Q March 8, 2019 at 3:31 pm #

      Thank you, Balroop! I love that quote too––so sweet. Have a wonderful weekend! ❤

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  2. Annette Rochelle Aben March 8, 2019 at 2:40 pm #

    Amen! High Five and WTG!! Happy International Women’s Day, today and everyday. ❤

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    • Vashti Q March 8, 2019 at 3:32 pm #

      High five! Ha, ha! Thank you, my friend. Enjoy the weekend! ❤ xo

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  3. olganm March 8, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

    Happy International Women’s Day all! ♥

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    • Vashti Q March 8, 2019 at 3:33 pm #

      Thank you, Olga! ❤ Have a great weekend!

      Like

  4. Jacqui Murray March 8, 2019 at 3:17 pm #

    Isn’t that true? Why does it confuse so many?

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    • Vashti Q March 8, 2019 at 3:37 pm #

      I have no idea, Jacqui! We women could be a force to be reckoned with if we had each other’s backs. 😉 Have a lovely weekend! ❤

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  5. Soooz March 8, 2019 at 5:42 pm #

    I’m inspired by women who have the strength and the courage to stand tall in support of each other. You are one such woman, my friend. Your post was a perfect celebration of all we now are, and better yet what we are all capable of becoming.❤️️

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    • Vashti Q March 10, 2019 at 5:53 pm #

      The admiration is mutual my friend! You are a talented, witty, and wonderful woman who is a great supporter of other women and I thank you for that. ❤ xo

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      • Soooz March 10, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

        In the words of Helen Reddy
        “I AmWoman” (Great old song.)…..

        “You can bend but never break me
        ‘Cause it only serves to make me
        More determined to achieve my final goal
        And I come back even stronger
        Not a novice any longer
        ‘Cause you’ve deepened the conviction in my soul
        Oh yes, I am wise
        But it’s wisdom born of pain
        Yes, I’ve paid the price
        But look how much I gained
        If I have to, I can do anything
        I am strong
        (Strong)
        I am invincible
        (Invincible)
        I am woman

        We Rock, my friend.❤️️

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    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 2:28 pm #

      Love, love, love this poem! Thank you so much for sharing it. Yes! We do rock! 😉 ❤

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  6. YesterdayAfter March 8, 2019 at 5:58 pm #

    Happy International Women’s Day to you! I have made a nice painting for the occasion maybe you like to see it! Have a wonderful day!<3

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    • Vashti Q March 10, 2019 at 5:55 pm #

      I’d love to see it! Send me the link and I’ll gladly feature here if you like. Thank you! ❤

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    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

      It is GORGEOUS! Why don’t you email it to me and you can send a few others if you like and a short bio with your links. I’ll feature you on my blog. It would be an honor. My email: vashtiqvega@comcast.net

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      • YesterdayAfter March 12, 2019 at 12:53 am #

        Oh thank you so much Vashti the honor is mine too! Ok I would love it to be featured by you. I will prepare something as soon and possible and send it to you via email! Is exciting!

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    • Vashti Q March 12, 2019 at 4:34 pm #

      Okay. I’m excited too! 😀

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  7. memadtwo March 8, 2019 at 8:40 pm #

    She can! and does and will. The quote and painting are beautiful too. (K)

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  8. Jill Weatherholt March 8, 2019 at 8:44 pm #

    What a perfect poem for today, Vashti! I’m loving the quote and the painting, too. Have a great weekend! ❤

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    • Vashti Q March 10, 2019 at 5:57 pm #

      Happy Sunday, Jill! I’m so happy you enjoyed the post. ❤ xo

      Like

  9. watchingthedaisies March 9, 2019 at 6:41 am #

    Well said Vashti. I love the painting too.

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    • Vashti Q March 10, 2019 at 5:59 pm #

      Thank you, Brigid! Yvonne Coomber does beautiful and unique works of art. Happy Sunday! 😀 xo

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  10. Julie Watson March 9, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

    A lovely post, Vashti. Happy International Women’s Day. One to be celebrated by all women.

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    • Vashti Q March 10, 2019 at 6:02 pm #

      Thank you, Julie! You’re right, there’s a reason to celebrate Women’s Day, every day. 😀

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  11. jazzytower March 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm #

    Love your poem!!! And that quote is awesome.
    Nicely done.

    Pat

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    • Vashti Q March 10, 2019 at 6:03 pm #

      Hi Pat! Yay! I’m so glad you do. Thank you! ❤

      Like

  12. dgkaye March 9, 2019 at 6:19 pm #

    Beautiful Vashti. And I wish you a belated happy International Women’s Day ❤

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    • Vashti Q March 10, 2019 at 6:04 pm #

      Hi Debby! It isn’t belated because I’m celebrating Women’s Day every day, because every day we crush it! 😉 Happy Sunday! ❤ xo

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      • dgkaye March 11, 2019 at 11:29 am #

        My bad! You are absolutely right my friend!!!! ❤ xx

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    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

      ❤ xo

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  13. Colleen Chesebro March 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm #

    What a fabulously uplifting post!! I couldn’t agree with you more. When women work together, we get things done. Love your tanka, Vashti. ❤

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    • Vashti Q March 10, 2019 at 6:07 pm #

      Hi Colleen! It’s a Cinquain. I knew you would agree and you’re right, when women stick together we’re a force to be reckon with. Happy Sunday!
      ❤ xo

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    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

      Aw, you certainly wear a lot of hats, so I can imagine. Get some rest. ❤

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  14. D.L Finn, Author March 10, 2019 at 5:25 pm #

    Great reminder to just bloom while the rest of the flowers around you do the same. Great poem of a teacher! Happy International Women’s Day, belated.

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    • Vashti Q March 10, 2019 at 6:11 pm #

      You’re so sweet, Denise! And you’re also one of the most talented writers I know and a great example for other women. Thank you for your relentless support. We crush it every day, so it’s Women’s Day every day! ❤ xo

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      • D.L Finn, Author March 10, 2019 at 7:44 pm #

        Thanks Vashti:) I feel the same about YOU! Yes we do crush it everyday!

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    • Vashti Q March 10, 2019 at 7:48 pm #

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  15. Natalie Ducey March 10, 2019 at 6:35 pm #

    Perfection, Vashti. Cheers, my friend! XO

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    • Vashti Q March 10, 2019 at 7:47 pm #

      Thank you, Natalie! You’re another woman I admire very much, so keep smiling and being awesome. ❤

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      • Natalie Ducey March 11, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

        You’re so kind, Vashti. I’m so grateful for your friendship. Wishing you a beautiful day. XO

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    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 2:17 pm #

      I appreciate you too. Have a wonderful new week. ❤ xo

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  16. Miriam Hurdle March 11, 2019 at 1:21 am #

    I love your poem paying tribute to International Women’s Day, Vashti. Yes, there shouldn’t be jealous, we all have our own beauty. We must appreciate each other’s blossom! So, well said! I’m going to get your short stories. ❤

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    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 2:20 pm #

      Well said, Miriam. Oh, thank you! Memoir of a Mad Woman is on sale this week for 99¢. ❤ xo

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      • Miriam Hurdle March 11, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

        I’m going to get one today. I’m sure it’s an interesting book. ❤

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    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

      Thank you, Miriam. It’s loosely based on the case files of a female psychopath, so it’s somewhat dark. You were able to handle The Fall of Lilith, so you’ll be okay. 😉 ❤

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      • Miriam Hurdle March 11, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

        Vashti, yes, I can handle dark. In fact, I have three true cases I’m formulating into a book. ❤ 🙂

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    • Vashti Q March 12, 2019 at 4:36 pm #

      Ooh! That sounds exciting! Happy Writing! 😀 ❤

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      • Miriam Hurdle March 12, 2019 at 10:41 pm #

        Thank you, Vashti. I’m leaving for Portland tomorrow for a week. I’ll take a break to spend time with my granddaughter. 🙂 ❤

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  17. merrildsmith March 11, 2019 at 7:21 am #

    Yes, to all of this! Support each other!

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  18. H.R.R. Gorman March 11, 2019 at 10:34 am #

    Nice use of the challenge to write something empowering and affirming!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. rijanjks March 11, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

    A beautiful poem and tribute!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

      Thank you, Jan! I’m happy you enjoyed it. Have a lovely week, my friend! ❤ xo

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Annika Perry March 11, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

    Vashti, I love your poem – perfect for the day and every day! It takes a while getting used to wearing all those hats, especially without guilt!

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    • Vashti Q March 11, 2019 at 2:24 pm #

      Yes, I understand but somehow women get it done. Thank you, Annika! ❤ xo

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  21. Elizabeth March 12, 2019 at 7:50 am #

    beautiful poem and thoughts my dear.

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  22. Saadia Peerzada April 30, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

    Agreed. Real women fix each other’s crowns 🙂

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