Fire By Nikita Gill

Fire By Nikita Gill Remember what you must do when they undervalue you, when they think your softness is your weakness, when they treat your kindness like it is their advantage. You awaken every dragon, every wolf, every monster that sleeps inside of you and you remind them what hell looks like when it wears […]

Her Kind By Anne Sexton

Her Kind By Anne Sexton I have gone out, a possessed witch, haunting the black air, braver at night; dreaming evil, I have done my hitch over the plain houses, light by light: lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind. A woman like that is not a woman, quite. I have been her kind. I have […]

Marrying The Hangman By Margaret Atwood

Marrying The Hangman By Margaret Atwood She has been condemned to death by hanging. A man may escape this death by becoming the hangman, a woman by marrying the hangman. But at the present time there is no hangman; thus there is no escape. There is only a death, indefinitely postponed. This is not fantasy, […]

Inspirational Poems Page 4
Inspirational Poems Page 4

Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The […]

We Sinful Women By Kishwar Naheed

We Sinful Women By Kishwar Naheed It is we sinful women who are not awed by the grandeur of those who wear gowns who don’t sell our lives who don’t bow our heads who don’t fold our hands together. It is we sinful women while those who sell the harvests of our bodies become exalted […]

Diving Into The Wreck By Adrienne Rich

Diving Into The Wreck By Adrienne Rich First having read the book of myths, and loaded the camera, and checked the edge of the knife-blade, I put on the body-armor of black rubber the absurd flippers the grave and awkward mask. I am having to do this not like Cousteau with his assiduous team aboard […]

Eurydice By H.D

Eurydice By H.D I So you have swept me back, I who could have walked with the live souls above the earth, I who could have slept among the live flowers at last; so for your arrogance and your ruthlessness I am swept back where dead lichens drip dead cinders upon moss of ash; so […]

In An Artist’s Studio By Christina Rossetti

In An Artist’s Studio By Christina Rossetti One face looks out from all his canvases, One selfsame figure sits or walks or leans: We found her hidden just behind those screens, That mirror gave back all her loveliness. A queen in opal or in ruby dress, A nameless girl in freshest summer-greens, A saint, an […]

Eve To Her Daughters By Judith Wright

Eve To Her Daughters By Judith Wright It was not I who began it. Turned out into draughty caves, hungry so often, having to work for our bread, hearing the children whining, I was nevertheless not unhappy. Where Adam went I was fairly contented to go. I adapted myself to the punishment: it was my […]

Mrs Midas By Carol Ann Duffy

Mrs Midas By Carol Ann Duffy It was late September. I’d just poured a glass of wine, begun to unwind, while the vegetables cooked. The kitchen filled with the smell of itself, relaxed, its steamy breath gently blanching the windows. So I opened one, then with my fingers wiped the other’s glass like a brow. […]