Older Woman

Have you ever seen her?

She’s comfortable in her skin
She’s beautiful but unaware
She’s gracious and strong
She’s wise and sharp
She sees right through you
She’s gone to both hell and heaven
She’s thought she would die
But she lived
She’s left to tell
You have nothing to worry about
She always assures you
Those words have made you mad
Doesn’t she get how hard this is
How can she just say that
Those words have comforted you
Those words have settled you
She is at peace
She is at ease
Her few wrinkles
are gorgeous
Even sexy
Especially when wrinkles are
The least of her worries
Or how grey her hair is becoming

Older woman
How many times
Have I wanted to be you
To be so at ease in my skin
To be so wise
To be so beautiful and strong
To be so at rest and so at ease
As I hold my breathe
Anticipating my next step
Fearful of what might go wrong
If it will be alright
Pursuing the rest of my life
You simply draw back
From the wealth of your years
To spur me forward
Gracefully sometimes harshly
But you are always perfect
Always what I need

You believe
You are at rest
You know who you are
No one can push you
Only you and you do
Sometimes you look at me
With envy
Just to give me wings
Older woman
You are the finest woman alive

© siki dlanga

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I truly truly think older woman are everything



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  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehover 4 years ago

    What an absolutely beautiful tribute to so many of inspiration.

  • they are beautiful… and deserve appreciation

    – LoveWitness

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesover 4 years ago

    absolutely beautiful writing. x

  • thank you Christie

    – LoveWitness

  • Pagly4u
    Pagly4uover 4 years ago

    Well I am an Older woman…..proably one of the oldest here…lol…and my Children say I am all of these things……….?……….and so I say to you Dear one do not be in a hurry to get old….it does have problems too……..just be happy with who you are right now..and enjoy tyour Youth…hugs…XXX

  • haa…. you walk on water….. lol – ok, i’ll try slow down and enjoy my youth :) love having you here!

    – LoveWitness

  • EileenB
    EileenBover 4 years ago

    wonderful and I can so relate to this.. As an “older” woman.. I am finally feeling comfortable in my own skin!

  • good on you… bless you.

    – LoveWitness

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockover 4 years ago

    This is incredible writing siki..I can feel the experience and wisdom in your poem..the respect of your pen is appreciated by me..I am faving this again.

  • thank you my brother… wish you were here – sooo do! you would be besides yourself – we are!

    – LoveWitness

  • SilentScreamer
    SilentScreamerover 4 years ago

    Halleluja!!! Bravo, jipppeeee-yay! and Amen
    What an absolutely awesome liberated write. I totally love it.
    I vote Siki for president!

  • LOL :) thank you sweet one :)

    – LoveWitness

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 4 years ago

    Beautiful… I did not have this insight into the older woman , when I was your age…you are amazing!!

  • thank you Heather its for beautiful women like you.

    – LoveWitness

  • bared
    baredover 4 years ago

    Mesmerising, such beautiful, heartfelt words. Loved it!

  • thank you – perhaps being a woman means living in a perpetual state of beauty that becomes greater with each passing season.

    – LoveWitness

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 4 years ago

  • thank you :)

    – LoveWitness

  • pagan
    paganover 4 years ago

    amen… exquisitely stated siki…

  • amen :) to be a woman is to be beautiful forever :) thank you gretchen.

    – LoveWitness

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