Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese

Rookie (1965 / Abor, Volta Region, Ghana)

Strong Black Woman - Poem by Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese

I am
a black woman strong
beyond definition
standing tall by my words
humming a song to defy my place
and claim my space till time
looks on me with tears
and renew itself

I am a black woman
poised to vanquish night
and usher in the day
veer the wind southward
that moist clouds rise for me
to feel joy that kindles blue meridian skies

I am a black woman
fulfilling my call
as a strong black woman
never to bow nor bend to heartaches and
the pain that brings tears to eyes
I am a black woman
still carrying the warm smiles of my youth

I am a black woman
gathering my songs into fiery Zulu spears
to kill tears still dancing on our foreheads
and when morning star rises tomorrow
everything will be bright before us
because yesterday ended last night


Comments about Strong Black Woman by Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese

  • (12/1/2008 11:48:00 PM)

    bravo bravo............i bow to your strength, beauty and wisdom..........well penned (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 14, 2010


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