Love Pain & Poetry

Love & Poetry

The one place we write about all the happy things in life that give us peace. Long walks in the park holding hands and days spent laying in the sun with that special someone. Love & Poetry the happy place. 

Strength and Beauty

I am a Beautiful Woman

who deserves a Strong Man...

strong for all the right reasons.

A man whose strength

will never go out of season.

Strong because he wants to be.

Not ONLY because he has to be.

Strong because he has a powerful soul.

His strength comes with passion

even if it lacks physical fashion

because his strength comes from within.

A man with a strong mind and a strong soul

is worth more than a pot of gold.

Even though they both come few and far between,

it is of him that I dream.

My depth of compassion

goes beyond physical fashion,

into a form of beauty that only strength can hold...

I am a beauty that only a strong man can hold on to

because my beauty is untamed.

It seeks to find, with a rapid mind,

a strength that can bind her to himself.

My beauty need not be contained,

only framed by a strong essence.

Give me your strength and I shall make you beautiful...

Beautiful in all the ways a woman can make a man.




I wrote this poem many, many, many years ago. I might have been between the ages of 18-20 years old. What I do remember is feeling out of place. While all of the women (girls) around me wanted an on again off again relationship, or a random sex partner, I wanted something substantial. I wanted love no matter what he looked like or came from. I have always felt older than I am. Everyone else wanted to party and I felt safe at home. At the time I was not a mother, so I had never experienced an unconditional love. I felt like half a person and hoped that a man could be the other half of me. I have learned to have love and wholeness within myself. You can be content within yourself. However we were designed to have a partner. Adam could not have stayed in the garden alone forever. It's a lonely thing. There is no reason to rush a relationship and that is what I wanted to share in this poem. Even though I was young and inexperienced I still knew that I (and every other woman) deserve strength and not trash. This poem is even more relevant in my life now more than the time I wrote it. I have now been is different long term relationships and have learned about what I want and don't want in a partner. Reading it now I am reminded to stay patient and wait for my Strength. So should you.


The link below is one of the best books I've read all year. I am in love with Beauty and the Beast. It is my favorite Disney movie. I have seen the original more times than I can count. I have now seen the live action film five times. This book is one of the three Beauty and the Beast books I've read and it is my favorite. This poem reminds me of the book and film. I hope you love it as much as I do. 

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book
By Jennifer Donnelly