Archive for April, 2010

AFRICAN WOMAN (WOMAN), YOU ARE STRONG….

 

The cock crows one, two three at the break of dawn

As if to whisper,” woman, the morning dew has left your trodden road…”

Her feet ache, they bleed from endless trips she takes into the wild

Where she finds seed to feed her young…

Her eyes are blue from blows; her eyes dread the throbbing pain…

“How could I hide my beautiful piercing eyes from curious minds, she whispers to her broken heart…

Her soul is heavy with pain and shame…

She is scared to leave her young with a lurking monster

Who has broken her fragile bones.

She clenches to her emotional strength,

The only thing any man is not able to break …

Like a hen, she gathers her young under her wing, her only pride her children…

With innocent pride; she shows them to the world…

Whispering “mama, this is my treasure, the only treasure I have…

“Mama, Mama…” The elderly women whisper tenderly in her ear,

As if to say, leave my daughter leave…

Leave my child, leave the monster…

“This is no place you call home…

She forces a smile through her silent tears

She nods, yet she wont leave, hiding a song in her heart…

A song that holds light, hope and faith…

A song that will one day set her young, that will set her free from shame and blame…

Free from pain…

Woman, you are strong….African woman, you are strong…

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