8th March was International Women’s day
and i didn’t feel festive at all!
Curled up alone with my thoughts, i recited
my vagina monologues to the wind.
The soft caresses on my pen went ignored as
my poetry drifted into a silent mode and i
watched the world obsess about my feminine
body and what it means to be woman.
Womanhood is celebrated every day.
My femininity doesn’t require validation nor
do i have to explain what being woman means
Being a woman is more than just a look, more
than all the poetry i have written, much more
than my sexy petit derriere and all that entails
my external facade.
Being a woman is the fire that sparks inwardly out
when she speaks.
Being a Woman is the beauty reflected from her soul.
Being a woman is in the way she walks, confidence
exuded, respect never ceasing.
Being a woman is in the way she treats other people,
with tolerance and respect.
Being a woman is in the love she gives her husband,
Being a woman starts from the mind, and is nurtured in
Being a woman is being resilient.
A woman understands that her physical beauty is just
a bonus but true beauty comes from within.
A woman appreciates her sexuality and doesn’t use
it as a tool to get what she wants.
A real woman is comfortable in her skin, loves her body,
embraces who she is, and delights in being true and
honest to herself and others.
A woman loves herself and rises up amidst challenges.
A woman is amazing.
She is prayerful, ever faithful with an unfaltering faith.
She is a woman with a beautiful soul, a beautiful mind,
and a kind heart.
She is more than a woman.
As Phenomenal as Maya Angelou
As Inspirational as Rosa Parks
As Enlightening as Oprah Winfrey
As Confident as Audre Lorde
As Insightful as Angela Davis
As Intelligent as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
As Resilient as Wangari Maathai
As Motivational as Madame C.J Parker
As Amazing as Donyale Luna
As Powerful as Michelle Obama.
She is Queen.