The Beautiful Woman by Shobana Gomes

Beneath a tree, a woman swinging on a swing in beachwear with a straw hat hanging beside her and the sun setting in the background
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I know that I am a wonder to you,

Hailing from someplace unknown,

I stand on beaches that seas rush to,

With sand on my feet to show.

O hail the sky,

That measures up to me,

And treats me as the beautiful one,

A woman am I,

Distrusting you see,

Of the camouflage that you set at dusk.

I stand with colors all pink in shade,

And somewhere between it see red,

The reflection I create,

With the dusk and the grey,

I am the beautiful one instead.

I stand all alone watched by the sun’s glow,

And I dance to the tune of a seaside lullaby,

I trip and I fall and see the world so small,

In my fingertips, I grip it all.

So, dance a lullaby and see how I try,

To create a beautiful slide,

Of the picture of me,

And that would be,

A beautiful woman at sundown.


Shobana Gomes lives in sunny Malaysia. She believes that poetry is a culmination of heart and soul. Therein she finds her peace and inspiration. She advocates that life is a gift and believes that every person has a right to freedom. You can follow her on her social media pages or visit her blog SIMPLY SHOBANA to read her work.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Shobana’s ode to a woman and her graceful glory couldn’t be placed in a better setting. The sandy beach, the open expanse of the sea, and the glowing sunset in the backdrop. There’s no better love than self-love and it can do wonders to a woman’s self-esteem. The world is one’s own wonderland when the mind and heart are free to breathe. Such a beautiful tribute that can only make one appreciate a woman and her lovely aura even more.
    Congratulations Shobana!

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  2. Thanks so much, Terveen:) You have said it so eloquently, my friend.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. jonicaggiano says:

    This is a truly love piece. What a cleaver piece about the differences we can feel about the way we look in the dusk rather then in the stark glare of sunlight. You describe it so very beautifully dear Shobana. Sending you a big hug, Joni

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  4. Thank you, Joni. So happy you could relate to the poem. Hugs to you too:)


  5. Peach Berman says:

    Wow, wonderful! What a rich, evocative poem.

    Liked by 1 person

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