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) woman from Western Australia. My interests are in Art, Writing, Molecular biology, Physics, Nutrition, Astrology, Mythology, Ancient cultures, Philosophy, Hypnotherapy Past Life Regression, and Psychotropic Plants. I love reading, love coffee and spending time with my little family.

I love connecting, inspiring and motivating people. I believe in the power of positivity, and love. I always follow my heart.

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