ifedayo oshin

(Ondo, Nigeria)

What a woman is not...


She is a woman
Cool calm and collected;
If placidly, she tugs and lags
Like a sheep behind every successful shepherd

She is a woman
Sweet, simple and soft
If she has a voice –low and faint
Like a maid in the midst of masters

She is a woman
Blonde, big busted and beautiful
If she lays the bed and her body
Like a mother –cow in the hands of a milkmaid

She is a woman
Educated, enlightened and enthroned
If it’s all practiced in the kitchen
Like an eagle flying in a cage.

Submitted: Saturday, April 15, 2006
Edited: Saturday, April 15, 2006

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  • Li Away (1/26/2008 2:30:00 PM)

    educated, preceptive, ethroned and caged your woman!
    but i have to tell you that i like her more when, ' she tugs and lags Like a sheep behind every successful shepherd' the shepherdess (Report) Reply

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