[Poem You'll Love] "Women Who Workshop"
Sent Tuesday, January 25, 2011
"Women Who Workshop"
A scarf from India
A top that's Loose around the Middle
Very, very, very Sensible Shoes
And an Unceasingly Kind expression
(The uniform of individuality).
You, the Bright-Eyed.
You, the Generous volunteer.
You, still working out That Stuff with your dad.
In hotel ballrooms and
Church basements and
Yoga studios and
Korean spas and
Montana ranches, Bahamian Beaches and the
You are becoming.
It's so becoming.
And you've learned to
Bring a sweater and a
Thermos of hot water and
Lots of extra tissues.
You have stood in a circle
You have lain prostrate
Your bookshelf groans with
Helping Insightful Books and
Your Journals burst with line
You are becoming.
With your Full-Moon Necklace and your
Chakra-Balancing Necklace and the
Beautiful Gold Ring that you
Hand-forged in that Post-Divorce Workshop
Out of the engagement ring from your First Marriage and the
Wedding band from your Second
Now you marry only yourself.
Standing before your Altar
You promise to
From this day forward.
You recognize that some might call it an
To spend time and money on
The Issues That Challenge You.
But those people can screw off (compassionately)
Because the Rush of
Self-realization when you finally put That Betrayal behind you
The poem you wrote about your daughter that
Still makes you cry
(And OK, fine - that delirious eight-day affair with that Yoga
Guy - Sweet Heaven he was gorgeous - and so bendy - )
Cannot be matched by anything that can be
Found inside your own condo.
You have found freedom.
You have healed your Inner Child and
Embraced your Inner Queen.
You are even developing a side-long glance
Relationship with the word "Crone."
You are curious - becoming - laughing - becoming - stretching -
Because as the wise woman said If You Stop Stretching You Die -
Because that's what Heaven's Children do -
Rejoicing in your growing awareness that no Workshop Intensive
In the world is better than your own becoming
Coming to be.
© 2011 Samantha Bennett
The Organized Artist Company
By the way, the author of this poem is my friend and colleague,
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