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Woman With Pen



My daddy says there are two Kim’s,

The one with pen and the one without.


I told him the “Real” Kim has pen—

Where she becomes wholly herself, where she

is set free, wild, unashamed.


She is a feral cat.


The one with pen is uninhibited, excessive, wears

Too much red lipstick. When she begins to

Write, she is Lady Gaga with a different kind

Of voice.

Words slide down her throat all

Day long. She has untold stories waiting

In line like consumers on Black Friday.


She is a warrior.


My daddy says the woman with pen

Should fuse with the other, should

Become one, should melt into each

Other’s arms.


I guess that’s what we

All struggle to become, to be, to evolve into…

Walking into the world as broken, beautiful

Enough, and in full bloom…


Exactly as we are.


————–A note to all my readers: Stand up right now. Go to the mirror…..And say, “I. Am. Enough.”  Because you ARE.

xxx from MN.

This poem is also on Feminine Collective today.

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  • Reply
    February 24, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    LOVE IT!

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    Dawn in Michigan
    February 24, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    I like the Kim with pen. But then that’s the only Kim I know. Still. I think the Kim without pen is also strong and smart and perhaps wild and free in a different way. Guessing only, of course.

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      My Inner Chick
      February 25, 2018 at 9:58 am

      the Kim w/ Pen is STRONGER than the Kim Without Pen….but I’m trying to fuse the two together! x

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    February 24, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    A woman with pen is powerful and inspiring! Happy Sunday, Kim.

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    Lady Fi
    February 25, 2018 at 2:28 am

    Inspiring as always!

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    February 25, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Truth! We have to have one place where we show uninhibited true selves. I love it. Congrats on having it in the collective too!

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      My Inner Chick
      February 25, 2018 at 10:00 am

      our entire lives will be evolving into that whole, complete self…
      I guess most of us will never be there, but that’s okay.
      It gives us something to strive for. xxxx Miss u.

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    February 25, 2018 at 9:55 am

    I’m going to say this and hope it is understood – no comparing to Lady Gaga (I know you aren’t but you know what I mean). My darlink – YOU are SO much MORE than she is. I know you admire her – that’s your biz and opinion. I don’t so I always cringe because YOU I admire, so much. YOU I will always believe in, so much. I love Kim With A Pen, so much. YOU are real and have been since I e-met you all those years ago. KWAP is an amazing woman, stronger than steel. Lover of kitties. Powerful with a pen – and without.

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      My Inner Chick
      February 25, 2018 at 10:03 am

      you make me smile!))) and give me WAY TOO much credit.
      I have all of these wild women inside of me…this is the reason I can write w/out inhibition. I see Gaga as
      a humanitarian. I like this about her.
      Is she my role-model? No. Is Plath? No.
      Is my daddy? Yes!
      Kay? Yes!
      Are you? Nan? Yes!

      xxxx from Duluth.

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    February 25, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    I can feel the strength of the Kim with pen, but I sense the vulnerability of the Kim without pen. No wonder your daddy says you need to fuse the two — can you see how powerful that Kim would be?!?!

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    Marie Kléber
    February 26, 2018 at 8:49 am

    You rock Kim. With a pen and without it.
    You are beautiful.
    I get what you daddy says. If we allow ourselves to be all in one we can be even more powerful, even more free. We will make it to this place Kim. With time.
    love you.

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    lisa thomson
    February 26, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Ah, yes!! You are both. Daddy is right. But I also get what you’re saying about allowing the true self to emerge in daily life and not just on paper. If only. Thank you for the message today. LOVE you.

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    Lisa Gordon
    February 27, 2018 at 8:54 am

    What a beautiful, beautiful post, Kim.
    Thank you, my friend.

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    March 1, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Love, love, love!
    I adore reading every word you write, always.
    Love and hugs to you from SA.
    🙂 Mandy xoxoxo

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    Gary Sidley
    March 1, 2018 at 4:02 am

    Feral cat or not, I love your writing. Keep on sharing your beautiful words.

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    March 2, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Yep, I’m definitely a fan of Kim with a pen 🙂

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    Lady Fi
    March 4, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Beware women with pens! Love this.

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    March 5, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Thank you for this post. Its very inspiring.

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    March 5, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    I only know the Kim with a pen, and she is fierce. Yes, I am enough…and so are you, pen or no.

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    Sandra L Garth
    March 5, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Both Kims are pretty badass and I admire them both.

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    Marcia @ Menopausal Mother
    March 12, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    You are a beautiful person inside and out. Love your poetry.

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