Blood on my panties

Blood on my panties here we go again

a reminder of gender, something else to amend  

Reach for the cup that will gladly receive

all that is now wasted, no need to conceive


Pain through the body will eventually subside  

as will the nastiness waiting to surprise

This is the rhythm us women know to be true

until it is time to be invited through to a new crew.


Each to their own label to make

to describe this  journey that we all take.

For me it's had a few ups and more downs

I look forward to transitioning to a new crown  


Gone the excuse to eat chocolate, ignore a few pounds

indulge a down day or just be unsound  

In its place i will honour and greet

the next stage of life, of wisdom to meet.

©Corina Roobeck