Woman

 If you want me 
to recognize you
as a man,
act like one.

if you want me
to be your wife,
don't treat me
like a mother.

Without a doubt
I am strong.

But can I reveal
my weakness
to a seven-year-old?

Can I give
my devotion
to a boy?

I'm not the saint
for you,
not the mother
and not the hooker.

I am a woman.

If you don't see that,
you're not my man.

A man
who shows me
his weakness,

a man
who knows
how to take,

a man
just an honest man
who loves
deeply and tenderly.

Me,
the woman
who promised herself
to love.

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