This is such a cool poem. Right, I know that doesn’t sound very sophisticated, but since I’m not a poet, I’m satisfied with that assessment. Here’s why I like it: The author, Rose at http://seekingyoufirst.com/, has it tagged under “motherhood”, which intrigues me. I’m thinking (Rose, I’m willing to stand corrected) that the author came up against some crazy arguments about how staying home to raise your children is somehow a waste of potential skill and talent.
Like raising children doesn’t take skill, talent, and several more virtues besides? (Okay, now I’m just getting revved up. Best not go there.) Here’s from Rose, a poignant statement:
I Don’t Want This
What If I told you I don’t want this?
What if I told you I wanted to trade in for less…
Would you see me as weak?
Would I cease to be a pillar of strength?
Would I somehow become less intelligent?
I know this is what I’ve worked for,
But this is not what I want.
I’m not her, I am not that woman!
I don’t want this and I don’t want that.
I need more of…
What if I told you I want, no need, to trade in for less.
How could I, with so much–
Settle for such less?
Ahh… but it’s so much more.
I don’t want this!
Check out Rose’s site!