A Poem To My Younger Self

An alternate title to this poem would be “can we stop teaching girls that women are inherently less than men just because we like things like make up and the color pink?”

I’m a little nervous to post this one because I haven’t given it a chance to sink in. Also because of the topic. I usually write about unrequited love and heartbreak. NOT THIS TIME! Today we celebrate women, no matter how you choose to be. You are valid and important! I’m sorry I spent so much of my life denouncing womanhood. It’s pretty rad!

I already posted today, but I just felt inspired to write this poem and I didn’t want it to wait until the end of April to be posted. I hope you enjoy this rare occasion of getting two post in one day. Not only two in one day, but two in one hour! Will this ruin my stats for the day? Maybe. Do I care? Definitely not!


When I was growing up
I thought I had to choose
Between picking fights or ladylike
Pretty pinks or shades of blue
So I wasn’t like the others
Feeling proud in my unique
Playing into the façade
That girls are something weak
But I want to tell my younger self
Some things that I have learned
There’s no wrong way of being you
And womanhood has no points to earn
Whether you’re sweatpants and Starbucks
Or dressed ready for a fight
Seek first to understand
Before you argue to be right
You still have a ways to go
And more mistakes that you will make
But if you admit when you are wrong
You’ll find the spark in you awake
To be true to who you are
And kind to the truth of others
You’ll find that women are strong
No matter their shape, size or color
One day you’ll stand in unity
With sisters by your side
Knowing this is what we need
To be a woman in this life


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15 Comments Add yours

  1. PearlyShells says:

    Love the pic at the end ork. Thank you for sharing this amazing poem. A lot of women out there need to hear it and know that we are an amazing breed and we should be proud of it. xoxo

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    1. Real talk! Thanks friend 🙂

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  2. Beautiful! My favorite lines are “But if you admit when you are wrong/ You’ll find the spark in you awake” I don’t blame you for not wanting to wait to share it; today was the perfect day for it. Girl Power! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for reading Becca!! I’m glad you liked it ☺

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  3. I like this poem, *really* like it! This part especially struck me:

    There’s no wrong way of being you
    And womanhood has no points to earn
    Whether you’re sweatpants and Starbucks
    Or dressed ready for a fight
    Seek first to understand
    Before you argue to be right

    That’s ageless advice, in my opinion. And so well said! I know you usually write about unrequited love and heartbreak, and I think those are good topics, but you write so well about being true to yourself that I would urge you to consider writing more about it. Just a thought.

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    1. I’m trying to move outside my comfort zone much more with my poetry. Thanks for the support!

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  4. Rebekah, could I have your permission to repost your poem on my blog, <a href="https://cafephilos.wordpress.com/&quot; ?

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    1. For sure! Just be sure to credit me and you’re more than welcome!

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  5. Done! And thank you so much for permission to re-post it!

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  6. great lines….a wonderful poem indeed…

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    1. Thanks for reading!

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  7. Jon says:

    Hi Rebekah,

    Really nice. (I found this through Paul Sunstone’s blog.) I like how you write.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and reading! I’m glad that you like it 🙂

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