Sunday, 11 October 2009

Call me by my name, please

Call me by my name, please,

Call me by my name.

I'm someone else's mother,

Someone else's wife,

Someone else's daughter -
Is this someone else's life?

I mirror others' glory,
Rejoice in all their deeds,
I linger in the background,
Anticipate their needs.

Look beyond the labels
And see the steadfast soul;
The woman that I once was
Is still there, strong and whole.

Call me by my name, please,
Call me by my name.
JC

11 comments:

  1. Difficult to call you by your name when you don't seem to have one! Who is JC, one wonders. A blog is a great way to become visible - it is instant gratification once you get the hang of it!!

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  2. What a lovely poem Janice, thanks for sharing another great post. The link is okay over at Today's Flowers now. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know there was a problem.

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  3. Lovely poem Janice! I can relate to these words, as perhaps most women can. I have been busy putting more of my poetry on Facebook, where I should perhaps be putting photographs...never did like sticking to the rules hahaa x

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  4. Margaret, my name - Janice - is on/in (what is it?) my profile. I hope I'm getting the hang of it, thanks to some very encouraging fellow bloggers . . . :-)

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  5. Denise - so glad to hear it's sorted; I was beginning to feel 'unwanted' - LOL!!

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  6. sylvia - come along now - get that blog going! It's much more rewarding than Facebook - there are a million people out there waiting to connect . . .

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  7. chicamom85 - I guess, at a certain stage of life, we all find something we can relate to!

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  8. That's a great poem........thanks for your visit to my blog.

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  9. janice is a lovely name.. now if i just will STOP being so forgetful..

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  10. Thank you Vicki.
    Cherie - LOL!!

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