LADYLIKE | A SPOKEN WORD POEM | MEGHAN HUGHES


Hi friends! My name is Meghan Hughes and this is a poem I wrote called “Ladylike” The first time I felt feminine was in dance
class My mom tied my hair up in pretty bows
I wore leotards as clothes And spent hours learning how to point my toes The first time I felt patient was in gymnastics I would stretch my body like an elastic
Falling repeatedly on a mat made up of plastic Because all it really took was practice The first time I felt unique was in middle
school The boys in my grade teased me for the color
of my hair And at the time, I really did seem to care
But soon after, I realized I was just rare I was just me
From my head down to my feet I felt like a sight to see
THAT was the first time confidence was instilled in me Now this was a feeling I had yet to feel
And it was oh so real Confidence… It makes you feel powerful beyond belief
That is, until it is ripped out from underneath your feet By a society telling you that you must compete Now I’ve said this before & I’ll say it again
Comparison, to me, is a sin Because it is the death of self-love within Yes, I know we live in a world filled with
beautiful girls But YOU are one of those pearls
And just as valuable as pearls are to the sea THAT is what you are to me Vulnerable at times, yet strong as can be
She can be bold, or as soft as a peach Brilliant, yet whimsical when need be
Filled with love, she is the meaning of caregiver to a T…
You feel safe in her arms, comfort equals she A women is a portal for life, and THAT is a sight to see A Mother’s love can be compared to none
A drive to provide that shines brighter than the sun Inherently selfless, a woman cares for not just one… But all… A woman will pick you up when you fall
Be waiting by the phone when you call Care so much that is drives you up the wall Wow… It’s really cool to be a woman after all You see,
I feel rooted in Mother Earth like a tree As powerful as the Goddess of the Sea
A woman is just so captivating yet free But don’t you dare try and tame her
Because where there’s peace, there can be anger And that is the beauty of the danger The danger of a woman is something to beat
Try to conquer her, and you will accept nothing but defeat
Because you will soon be bowing at her feet I’m talking to the masculine in you that’s still listening to me speak Surrender
To the divine feminine inside Femininity is something you cannot hide
Because she has always been right there by your side Harmony is what keeps Mother Nature alive
Wholeness, my friend, will make you thrive So with that, I also bow to my masculine side…

100 thoughts on “LADYLIKE | A SPOKEN WORD POEM | MEGHAN HUGHES

  1. Nice words, however please be gentle with the placement of women and femininity and men and masculinity in such black and white shades. Everyone exists on a spectrum and these qualities can exist on that spectrum too! Let's keep the conversation open to people of all genders who feel these yummy powerful feelings 🙂

  2. ❤️Comparison to me is a sin Because it's the death of self love within❤️
    Kinda in loveee with this line and this whole poem tbhhh

  3. Love love love love like my favorite poem had been a slam poem about anorexia and I think it's been knocked down to two like it's so positive and beautifully done like thank you

  4. I am a gay feminine but still has masculinity in me for some sort. Your video makes me feel I am a woman. ☺️

  5. This is exactly how I view femininity and feminine energy. Thank you for this, it made me tear up a bit.

  6. I'm using this poem for a school project and just because its typed here:

    The first time I felt feminine was in dance class, my mom tied my hair up in pretty bows, I wore leotards as clothes and spent hours learning how to point my toes.
    The first time I felt patient was in gymnastics, I would stretch my body like an elastic falling repeatedly on a mat made of plastic because all it really took was practice.
    The first time I felt unique was in middle school, the boys in my grade teased me for the color of my hair and at the time I really did seem to care but soon after I realized I was just rare.
    I was just me from my head down to my feet, I felt like a sight to see- that was the first-time confidence was instilled in me.
    Now this was a feeling I was yet to feel and it was oh so real- confidence!
    It makes you powerful beyond belief – that is until it is ripped out beneath your feet by a society telling you that you must compete.
    Now I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: comparison to me is a sin because it’s the death of self-love within.
    Yes, I know we live in a world filled with beautiful girls but you are one of those pearls and just as valuable as pearls are to the sea, that is what you are to me- vulnerable to time but as strong as can be. She can be bold or soft as a peach, brilliant but whimsical when need be, filled with love she is the meaning of caregiver to a T.
    You feel safe in her arms, comfort equals she.
    A woman is a portal for life and that is a sight to see.
    A mother’s love can be compared to none- a drive to provide that shines brighter than the sun.
    Inherently selfless a woman carries for not just one- but all.
    A woman will pick you up when you fall, be waiting be the phone when you call, care so much that it drives you up the wall.
    Wow, it’s really cool to be a woman after all!
    You see I feel rooted in mother earth like a tree, as powerful as the goddess of the sea.
    A woman is just so captivating yet free- but don’t you dare try to tame her because where there’s peace there can be anger and that is the beauty of the danger.
    The danger of a woman is something to be – try and conquer her and you will accept nothing but defeat because you will soon be bowing at her feet.
    Surrender to the divine feminine inside- femininity is something you cannot hide because she has always been right there by your side.
    Harmony is what keeps mother nature alive wholeness my friends will make you thrive so with that I also bow to my masculine side.

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  8. Yes, yes, YES. Please do more videos along these lines Megs! I can tell you, as a writer myself, that you have got style! This is just… I can't come up with a single word beautiful enough to describe this gloriousness. THANK YOU. Embrace yo feminine side. <3 Oh and I like my username waaaaay more after seeing this video, haha.

  9. I LEGIT FEEL THIS SO HARDCORE AND ITS BEAUTIFUL, (down to the part about being teased about the color of your hair because I have the same color) . YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, KEEP DOING WHAT YOURE DOING MEGHAN, YOU ARE AMAZING

  10. I loved it so much!!!💛💛 I would love to see more poetry videos here.

  11. "The danger of a woman is something to beat, try to conquer her, and you will accept nothing but defeat, because you will soon be bowing at her feet." this was beautiful. I loved it! Truly inspiring!!!

  12. I know I'm a little late watching this video, but holy shit. If I could like this video a million times, I would.

  13. THIS MADE ME CRY YOURE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL RARE AND UNIQUE HUMAN BEING AND THE WORLD IS LUCKY TO HAVE A SOUL LIKE YOU!!

  14. Omg! You are so freaking inspiring! I love you to death and admire you so much! You should totally make a series on your channel of you sharing your poetry because honestly I find it amazing! 😘✌🏼

  15. This is a really good poem, but work on your expression and projection.

  16. WILLOWS SONG AT THE END OMGG BIG THINGS ARE COMING MEG GOSH THANK YOU X 1000. THIS WAS BEAUTIFUL

  17. i've lost count of how many times i've watched this, i love you more than words could ever explain HOLY SHIT

  18. Wow. That poem was so beautiful and you managed to sum up so many different qualities of a woman there that im sure it made not only me bur all the other woman out there proud to be a female. Keep making poem videos, I love it!

  19. You are a divine spirit. I don't know you, but I have so much love for you and what you do and I pray that the universe blesses you for all of your years and lives to come. Thank you for your light. ⭐❤💛💚💙💜⭐

  20. incredible. love this poetry community–please support small artists and writers! all the time! if you'd like, check out my collection of poetry called 'love…or lack thereof' by megan theodore on amazon x

  21. This is so beautiful omg. I honestly wish it could have been short enough to become my senior quote because it is too beautiful to cut just a piece out. I absolutely love it though!!

  22. Amazing video, it's always good to support our community! P.S pls hit the red button for me too if you can :-). i have music on my channel as well as music lessons

  23. PLEASE WRITE A FUCKING BOOK YOU FEMINIST QUEEN I LOVE YOU 💕❤️

  24. Don't forget to balance all three. Heart, mind & soul. The Three Sacred Fires (will/spirit, intellegence, & compassionate Wisdom/God Spark) God is important. God put the spark of consciousness in us, made us as evolved beings conscience of our actions, not just acting on impulse.
    The "beast" in Christianity is our reptillian mindset. Our primitive instincts. Those base desires that all animals (beasts) have. God is that spark that gave our ancestors inspiration to be more than primitives.
    Meditate on this & you will find true enlightenment.
    Christ & Siddhartha Guatama had very similar messages. The wise men came from the EAST (via the silk road) to bring the prophesied new born Christ gifts. Why?
    Because Jesus is the most enlighten being. He is divinity.
    Pray & meditate on this & you'll find temper to that keen edge of yours.

  25. If you need to feel empowered, its because you are not powerful. Go ask female mma fighters what 'empowers' them, they'll laugh at you.

  26. I just discovered your channel. I have to say you are God damn adorable! Amazing poem….

  27. I absolutely hate poetry normally however 1 minute into this i was in complete tears, thank you

  28. Dope dude. I’m a woman now. PROCEED WITH MASS DESTRUCTION

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