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  1. Jaibala Rao
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    Very nicely written 🙂

  2. afshan
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    Suuch strong words, yet easily described!
    Liked it

  3. Considerer
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    Do I have to choose between being liked and being admired? Or can I take secret-option C and take both?

  4. Karan
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    very well written, liked it 🙂

  5. Rubina
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    How profound! Wonder how many of us will come out and dare to say this aloud. Damn proud to be a Woman too..

  6. Nikita Goel
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    Lovely..The Desire to be Free

  7. Patricia Lynne
    Patricia Lynne at | | Reply

    Awesome. I like the poems in this one.

  8. Tui Snider @TuiSnider
    Tui Snider @TuiSnider at | | Reply

    Hoo boy! I can relate to so many things you mention in this post! This is a good reminder and reinforcement of… so much! Like how even taking up space can feel like too much at times. I know that feeling. Ugh! *shudder* But thank you for this. 😀

  9. Paula Reed Nancarrow
    Paula Reed Nancarrow at | | Reply

    Lovely post, Morgan. Just to gloss Eve Ensler a bit… I did learn how to drive a stick. Last year. At 57. On a 20 year old car. I even wrote about it: http://paulareednancarrow.com/2013/04/03/graveyard-shift/

  10. Beth Camp
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    I suppose what upsets me about your poem is that we are still fighting the same battles that the feminist movement brought to the surface, oh, way back in the 1960s. And if we’re being accountable to those first feminists who picketed in the streets for women’s suffrage, check out this timeline from the Women’s History Museum at TIMELINE that sets the date a century or so earlier (1840s).

    And for every woman who chose a different life than what was expected of her. I thrill at the courage of that person. What gives me hope is that last line of your poem: “daring desire / dwelling within.”

  11. Shan Jeniah Burton
    Shan Jeniah Burton at | | Reply

    Hi, Morgan!

    This is magnificent. Lovely. Wild. Wonderful.

    I love your brave poetry!

    I’ve spent my life skewed somewhat left of center. That comes in handy for things like moving cross-country, unschooling, writing, healing…

    Yes, it’s cost me some relationships, but not ones I deeply miss. The most beloved connections are always with those who take me as-is. =)

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