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poetry, women's issues

I Am…

I am nitrogen and oxygen,
earth and air.
I’m bones and blood
with some fat thrown in there.
I’m all my ears hear
and all my eyes see,
all my skin feels,
the smells surrounding me.
I am raindrops in the morning
dripping from the tree.
I’m fireflies in the evening,
dancing wild and free.
I’m music and laughter,
poetry and art.
I’m mundane and madness,
daydreams and pie charts.
I’m curiosity
and mindless drivel.
I’m snarky memes
and big piles of piffle.
I’m innocence and wisdom,
healing and scarred.
I’m who and what I am-
old school meets avant-grade.
I’m every punch doled out
and every one taken.
I’m what happens to a woman
when her spirit awakens.
After years of hiding
for fears of not fitting in,
I present the authentic
and indomitable Jen.
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About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


18 thoughts on “I Am…

  1. RIGHT ON JEN!!!!!!!!!
    I can feel your strength growing with each poem….you GO GIRLFRIEND!!!!
    ❤ ❤ & {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen (BellaSita) & ***purrss*** BellaDharma

    Posted by BellaDharma an BellaSita | October 10, 2021, 12:58 PM
  2. Jeb your poetry is amazing you are growing from strength to strength 💜

    Posted by willowdot21 | October 10, 2021, 1:12 PM
  3. A fantastic journey of self-discovery; so inspiring, Jen! 💖

    Posted by Debbie D. | October 10, 2021, 1:33 PM
  4. Well said.

    Posted by cacramer03 | October 10, 2021, 3:56 PM
  5. Yay, you❗️

    Posted by Patricia | October 10, 2021, 5:30 PM
  6. Pleased to meet you!

    Posted by justdrivewillyou | October 10, 2021, 8:48 PM
  7. Wonderful you!

    Posted by Animalcouriers | October 11, 2021, 4:01 AM
  8. I love the poem!

    Posted by Clowie | October 11, 2021, 6:10 AM
  9. WOW The power is incredible

    Posted by Becky W | October 11, 2021, 8:29 PM
  10. just lovely…. and I love the phrasing “big piles of piffle” !

    Posted by donnathesurvivor | October 12, 2021, 8:44 AM
  11. Love it…a tip of the hat to the ” indomitable Jen.”

    Posted by Tails Around the Ranch | October 12, 2021, 12:43 PM
  12. I love it

    Posted by grannyK | October 13, 2021, 7:23 AM

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