Treasure Island

Gebrela Ganao


hear me roar


I am a women hear me roar
I don't fret nor make excuses
for my past
I wear my struggles under the bags of my eyes
triumph hangs over my neck like a scarf

I am a women hear me roar

I will not fidget nor give up my seat as Rosa Parks
I am hear to stay, get on board or get out
I will not be threatened of your words or say
for the strength I posses
comes from the core of humanity

I am a women hear me roar

I bear my sweat and strain from bleeding
as I carry a jewel protected in my womb
from the size of a pea to inflated balloon
a belly stretches to accommodate you
the jitters and jolts felt over the months
is incomparable to the pain of your birth
yet, physical pain has no immunity
for the love I have for you lasts eternity

I am a women hear me roar

Although, I might carry the burden of an addiction
homelessness, a graffiti marked under my skin
stain and dirt will not cloud my spirit
for I know through my smile
I am morphosis into the girl that I was once
and the women that I shall become

I am women hear me roar

I refused to be boxed in
nor be told what I should look like
For I am beautiful wrinkle or not
like mother Therese,
compassion over greed
will always stand its ground

I am a women hear me roar

Submitted: Friday, April 06, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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Like all my poems it was written in a blimp. Inspiration, my journey in life.

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