Treasure Island

chidiebere franklin

(09/09/1993 / NIGERIA)

A WOMAN, S WORTH


She gave life. She is a wife.
She is a mother and she is a friend.
She is a sister a survivor to the end.

Appreciate her, we don’t dare.
Ask her worries, we don’t care.
Wipe away her tears, they are invisible as air.

She works cooks and clean.
She laughs, helps comfort, and hides her pain.
When you struggle she pulls you through

All this is she and what do we do?
Complain and create a mess.
Provide stress and leave her feeling depressed..
Push her away and ignore her advice.
Tell her she is nothing without thinking twice.

She was raped tortured and abused.
Told she was nothing and would always be used just for pleasure forget her pain.

She swallows her pride, put her feelings aside.
Does as you need in order for you to be free.
Ignores your ignorance and tolerates your flaws.
You call her Bitch, Slut, Hoe and Tramp
She answers with pride dignity and a complete loss of self.
You call her nothing.
I call her Strong, Smart, Sensual, Caring, Giving, Surviving, Tolerant and powerful
I call her WOMAN!

Submitted: Tuesday, March 09, 2010

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  • Broken Heart (7/23/2010 10:02:00 AM)

    I have no words for this poem! Im speachless (in a good way)
    u write awesome poemz! I loved readin this one! Just absolutly amazing!
    :) (Report) Reply

  • David Beckham (7/16/2010 3:21:00 PM)

    A journey of a million years...your vision will be shared by a million worlds. I read Maya's 'Still I Rise' and this piece belongs up there with the best. You are blessed! (Report) Reply

  • Darrin Mcmiller Jr. (7/7/2010 2:56:00 PM)

    Bravo, write young man write this is an awesome tribute. We need a poster of this in every household. This story is well told. (Report) Reply

  • Brenda Poole (3/15/2010 7:26:00 AM)

    this is perfect and true, (I call her Strong, Sensual, Caring, Giving, Surviving, Tolerant and powerful) (Report) Reply

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