A Good Woman

What does it mean? Many people think to be a good woman is somebody who is always good,
I disagree, that is fake perfection.

Let’s look at nature. You cannot plant a seed beneath the ground and expect a beautiful flower; without force.

The seed must sprout, it must push, strive, and calculate opportunities for its growth from learning how to survive. It needs all seasons, changes, lessons, and experiences to bloom when the time comes.

Be vulnerable, be open, let life in, so you can give from a place of depth. To keep that hidden is to withhold petals and fruit.

Don’t hide your essence from the world, share every facet of your being as a diamond has been pressured to shape.

Beautiful things are not easy: they’re formed. You cannot be that woman, in a cage.

Be a natural woman…
Be a crying woman…
Be a storm, be difficult…
when disrespected…

But still, love the moon in darkness and the sun for rising in the morning…
Don’t wait for anybody to give you permission, and recognition; release the lessons learnt…


You were grown from seed to survive and thrive, now it’s time: allow yourself to bloom…
You are a woman, but not; just a good woman, or a title. Not perfect. You’re a definition that cannot be caged.. a woman that cannot be contained, unapologetic, and real.

Like a flower and a fruit, not everybody’s favourite but somebodies and that’s all that matters…

by Liem

Hi, my name is Leisharn Gregory. I'm a writer under the pseudonym of Liem. You can find my poetry under liempoetry on Instagram, and Facebook.

I’m an Australian Indigenous (Kija) & Northern Japanese women, born in Western Australia. My interests are in Art and writing. I love reading about Molecular biology, Astrology, Mythology, and the connection between science, and spirituality. Through my love of science, esoteric and metaphysical knowledge, I can see the connection between stories of creation from ancient cultures, and modern-day science; like a hidden bridge lost in symbolism.
I believe it's much easier to memorise through inter-generational storytelling; an example the Petroglyphs and Pictograms in ancient rock art (before writing was invented) before we were able to write down and easily distribute scientific terminology and knowledge, whether it be in mathematical equations, biological, chemical processes, names, classification, and the order of which they fall into in our plant and animal kingdoms, etc universal law.

I'm currently studying a Diploma in Psychotropic Plants and Hypnotherapy PL regression, and due to enrol in further studies to enhance my knowledge of similar sciences. I have a great love for reading, I love a good cup of coffee (methylanxines) and spending time with my little family.

I get great satisfaction out of connecting, inspiring and motivating people, in my opinion, we are all important no matter what race, socioeconomic status, physical aesthetic etc. I believe in the power of positivity, Inclusion and Love, and I always follow my heart.

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